Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - New England Aster
Easily grown in well-drained soils with full sun. Pinching back stems will control flowering and height. Flowers can vary from lavender, purple and all shades of pink. Nectar is great for pollinators such as the monarch butterfly and other butterflies.
"Fevers have been alleviated by drinking a strong tea made with the dried roots and leaves. The dried roots of this and other species have been smoked in pipes to attract game." - Cornell University Botanical Gardens
Height: 3- 6 ft
Bloom color: purple
Bloom time: August, September