Aster - (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) New England Aster Michaelmas Daisy Flower

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New England Aster ( Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) also known as the Michaelmas daisy is a perennial herbaceous  plant  native to central and eastern North America.


Height 3 - 6 ft

  • Prefers full sun to part shade
  • Sow seeds indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost; sow thinly in a seed starting mix. When seedlings are strong enough to handle, transplant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed.
  • OR direct sow seeds in the garden after frosts 
  • Sow thinly in rows 30-90 cm or 12-36 in apart; cover 3 times seeds diameter with soil.
  • Keep area evenly moist 
  • Great for containers too!
  • Divide in fall, fertilize and cut back in spring once established. Recommended that plants be divided every couple of years in the late fall to promote growth and blooms.
  • Protecting from rabbits and deer will allow plants to reach 3 ft in first year and may even bloom. Asters can reach 5 ft in the second year.
  • Attracts pollinators, bees, butterflies, beetles and moths
  • Seed Count: 30 seeds