New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) starter plant. New England aster is an easy plant for the butterfly garden. Very adaptable, but generally prefers medium soils in sunny sites. If happy, can get over 5ft and a bush like size. Blooms in late summer through fall until the first freeze. Flowers are purple with yellow centers, but can also be pink with yellow centers. I is usually in bloom during the monarch migration, which can make it an excellent nectar source for migrating monarchs.
These are up and growing for the 2022 season. We keep our plants outside to coincide with the natural season here in Michigan and do not treat them with anything as they are for pollinator gardens. They are one year old plants that are ready to be planted.
All of our plants are grown in biodegradable fabric pots. The containers are around 4″x4 1/2″ May be planted in the pot or removed.
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