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Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Common Name: New England Aster

Type: Forb
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Bloom Color: Purple
Blooms From August to September


Easily grown in average, Medium well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers moist, rich soils. Good air circulation helps reduce incidence of foliar diseases. Pinching back stems several times before mid-July will help control plant height, promote bushiness and perhaps obviate the need for staking. Easily grown from seed and may self-seed in the garden in optimum growing conditions. Plants may be cut to the ground after flowering to prevent any unwanted self-seeding and/or if foliage has become unsightly.