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Aster novae-angliae Purple Dome

New England Aster

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Purple / Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
This Aster is a real showstopper! Purple Dome is the dwarf variety of this New England Aster at around 18" tall. Rich purple mounds of daisy-like blossoms contrast beautifully with its sunny yellow centers. Always a top seller and garden performer.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • OK in Containers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot

Aster General Information:

New England Asters form robust semi-woody clumps that bloom from late summer into fall. Each flowering branch is covered with blossoms creating a stunning display against the dark green foliage. Tolerant of wet conditions. Very durable and long lasting. Mildew resistant.

Aster Plant Care:

Pinch back and divide like mums for best display. General rule of thumb is to pinch until 4th of July and not after. Pinching yields better branching and more flowers. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Avoid wet overwintering conditions. Remove spent flowers to prevent reseeding.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: ASPD