Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet
Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, loam, sand
Bloom Time: July, August, September, October
Bloom Color: violet, purple, blue
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, clumping, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, naturalizing
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Symphyotrichum novi-belgiiAlso known as:
New York aster,
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii is a branching, multi-stemmed plant that grows up to 3' tall. It has narrow, green, oblong or lance-shaped leaves. It is a prolific bloomer. Flowers are about 1 1/2" across, and may appear in light to deep shades of blue, purple or violet. Numerous thin petals surround a daisy-like, yellowish eye.
Native to meadows and damp thickets, New York aster is easy to grow in a variety of soils. It is adapted to wet soils and occasional inundation, yet will also do well in dryer garden conditions. Full sun is best. It will bloom abundantly from mid-summer until colder weather sets in; July through October. Zones 3-7
Propagate from seed, or by clump division in early spring. Propagate from cuttings in early summer.
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii will provide an impressive floral display from mid summer to mid fall. Great for use in a cottage garden; it will supply you with cut flowers for several months. Symphyotrichum is a genus of about 90 species that were formerly classified under the Aster genus. The majority of these species are native to North America.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Threatened: PA
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