Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

PERENNIAL: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster) close-up fo flowers and buds.
Photo © 2018 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Daisy-like asters bloom profusely late summer to early fall. Native to more northern parts of the Mid-Atlantic Region and mountains of Virginia, in NoVA they may have spread from cultivation where they are often used in wild gardens and roadside plantings. For smaller gardens, the dwarf cultivar ‘Purple Dome’ has a low, bushy habit that does not require staking and produces abundant bright, royal purple flowers.

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