Common name: New England aster
Scientific name: Aster novae-angliae
Attracts: pollinators such as flies, bees, skippers and other butterflies
Native range: the east to the North Dakota and south to Alabama
Habitat: open fields, roadsides
Height: varies with variety; 24 to 60 inches tall
Light: sun to partial sun
Hardiness zone: 3 to 9
Bloom period: summer into autumn
Bloom color: varies, but generally reds, pinks and purples
Growing tips: Give plants room to spread.
Image copyright: Donna L. Long, 2010
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