New England aster seeds: the ancestor of our best garden asters. Stiff stems, large flowers, super winter-hardy. Great for late bloom. Perennial. This tall native wildflower brings a riot of fall flower color to North American roadsides. Growing up to 6 feet tall, it makes a great back-of-the-border plant. Blooms range from pale pink to bold purple. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (l.) G l nesom. (formerly aster novae-angliae l.), commonly known as the New England aster, hairy michaelmas-daisy or michaelmas daisy, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to almost every area in North America east of the Rocky Mountains, but excluding the far north of Canada as well as some of the southern United States. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae was introduced to Europe in 1710;  a common garden escape, it has naturalized along roadsides and on disturbed ground. These large showy flowers attract birds, bees, and butterflies including monarchs! Annual- zones 3-9, can reseed like perennial. 24-36" tall, space 12-15" apart. Blooms spring through fall. Sow seeds 1/16-1/8" deep. Light requirements: sun - part shade . . . Soil/water: average.
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