Aster novae-angliae Vibrant Dome

New England Aster

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Plant Code: ASVD

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An essential late-season nectar source for pollinators. Monarchs adore Asters and will 'fuel up' before they begin their fall migration to Mexico. Abundant magenta-pink flowers paint the landscape in vibrant color.

New England Asters, aka Symphyotrichum, form busy mounds blanketed with starry flowers. Native to North America, this vigorous sport of A. Purple Dome is tough, compact and will require no pruning for height control. Deer and mildew resistant.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-20"
Spacing: Plant 30" apart
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Pink
Patent: PP19,538
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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 moist, well-drained soil conditions. Very durable and long lasting. Mildew resistant. Asters support bees and butterflies right up until season's end. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.