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Aster novae-angliae, commonly known as New England Aster, is a beautiful and hardy perennial that is native to North America. This plant typically grows to be 2-4 feet tall and wide, with a profusion of daisy-like flowers that bloom in late summer and fall. The flowers come in shades of pink, purple, and white, and are attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies.
• Height: 2-4 feet
• Spread: 2-4 feet
• Flower color: Pink, purple, white
• Flowering period: Late summer to fall (August to October)
• Foliage: Dark green, lance-shaped leaves
• Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
• Soil requirements: Well-drained soil, medium moisture
• Hardiness Zone: 4
Aster novae-angliae is a versatile plant that works well in a variety of settings. It is a great choice for mixed borders, cottage gardens, and meadow plantings. Its long blooming period and attractiveness to pollinators make it an excellent addition to wildlife gardens.
In addition to its beautiful flowers, Aster novae-angliae is also a hardy and low-maintenance plant. It is tolerant of a variety of soil conditions and can withstand drought and heat. It also has a clump-forming habit that makes it a good choice for erosion control.
Aster novae-angliae is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It prefers well-drained soil with medium moisture, and should be watered regularly during periods of drought. Deadheading spent blooms will encourage the plant to produce more flowers. In colder regions, the plant should be cut back to the ground in the fall to promote healthy growth in the spring.
Aster novae-angliae is a beautiful and versatile perennial that adds color and interest to any garden. With its long blooming period, attractive foliage, and easy care requirements, it is a must-have for any gardener looking to add some low-maintenance beauty to their landscape.