In contrast to New York aster, it has hefty stems with leaves that are covered in hair.

The New England aster will germinate in 21 to 45 days at a soil temperature of 65-75 F. (8-24 C.). New England aster (Aster novae-angliae) is a perennial with several erect stems in clumps, stems 0.8 to 2 meters, densely spreading pubescent, thirty or more nodes below the branches of the inflorescence (Radford, Ahles & Bell 1968). This species of aster was introduced to England in 1710, and over the years cultivars have been bred there and in Europe, and reintroduced here.

New England Aster's rich color highlights the late season landscape with magnificent blooms ranging in color from blue-purple to lavender-pink, with yellow-orange centers.

Flower colours range from pale pink to purple. novi-belgii Show All Show Tabs New York aster

New England asters have large rose-purple flowers, with numerous rays.

Native to North America, they are easy to grow, long lived, bring cheerful color to the dull landscape and are a great source of nectar for butterflies. When many perennials are fading toward the end of the season, New York Asters (Aster novi-belgii) burst into bloom and deliver an outstanding show of color in the late summer and fall gardens. Plant is more bushy and compact and produces more flowers than the New England aster. Nesom var.

New York asters are generally shorter, with most plants being 2-4 feet tall. Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis aster's flowers have more petals than New York aster, giving them a more frilly look.Its flowers tend to close at night and on cold days. New York Aster Information. Blooming for 4 weeks or longer, from late summer to late fall, this eye-catching beauty easily enlivens any sunny corner of the garden. Many of the cultivars of New York aster are very tall, more than two feet (.6 m.) and as tall as six feet (2 m.). Since it and the related New York aster bloom in England around the time of St. Michaelmas day (September 29), these may be seen in some references and catalogs as Michaelmas daisies. Similar to New England aster, New York aster includes many short cultivars, but there are quite a few that are 2 to 4 feet tall, with some over 4 feet tall.

Native to North America, they are easy to grow, long lived, bring cheerful color to the dull landscape and are a great source of nectar for butterflies.

It has clasping leaves and a rough stem that has several branches reaching out. Dainty, purple, yellow-centered. wide (4 cm), with sunny yellow center disks, which can fully cover the plant. These late summer through early fall bloomers spread 2 to 4 feet with a height of 1 to 6 feet. Long bloom times and compact nature make them excellent bedding plants. Both of these plants are native to North America and are great flowers for pollinators. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G.L. Large and showy this aster can grow up to six feet high. The New England aster blooms from August to October and grows in abundance adding vibrant colour to the autumn landscape. New England aster usually has full, dense flowers, blooming in late summer or early fall and lasting for several weeks.

New York aster, though, tends to have thinner stems and smooth leaves.

The stems are thinner than New England aster, and the leaves are usually smoother. New England aster grows to be around 3-4′ in height, though you can get varieties that grow either shorter or taller.

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Autumn Asters To Try The best-known autumn aster is Aster novae-angliae, the New England aster.Two classic cultivars are ‘Alma Potschke’, with brilliant rose-pink flowers on three-foot stems, and the 18 to 24 inch ‘Purple Dome’ which has bright purple semi-double flowers. General: Aster family (Asteraceae). It is found growing in slightly brackish and tidal fresh marshes, occasionally borders of salt marshes and inland marshes, shrub marshes, shores and other moist areas.

Aster novae-angliae 'Honeysong Pink'. New England Asters are a native plant to many areas of Canada and the U.S. Easy to identify, they have large rose-purple flowers, with numerous rays and are an …

A very attractive dwarf variety, New England Aster 'Purple Dome' features masses of semi-double, daisy-like, deep purple flowers, 1.5 in.


In home gardens it grows best in sunny locations. Strong, almost woody, stems bear large sprays (to 10 inches) of violet-purple flowers.
The most common asters available in North America are the New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) and the New York aster (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii). When many perennials are fading toward the end of the season, New York Asters (Aster novi-belgii) burst into bloom and deliver an outstanding show of color in the late summer and fall gardens.

The stems are thin and leaves are smooth.