Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' (New England Aster) blooms in early fall with hundreds of deep lavender-purple flowers. This dwarf plant has a neat mounding habit and is a perfect choice to edge pathways and fill small spaces.
12-24" tall x 12-18" wide (cutting propagated). This outstanding compact cultivar of the New England Aster is notable for its symmetrical mounding habit and luscious deep lavender-purple flowers. Easy to grow in any decent soil and not bothered by mildew, I like to plant it with Solidago 'Golden Fleece' and Agastache cana for a beautiful flowering grouping in early fall. Divide in spring every 3rd year to keep it vigorous.
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Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Purple Dome New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae Purple Dome
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Late summer to fall
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
Growing Aster (Aster) These are late summer/fall blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide an ample late season nectar supply for butterflies and bees. As such, they are an indispensible perennial for late season color and for feeding migrating Monarchs. Asters are resistant to browsing rabbits.
Preferred growing conditions:
They grow well in most any type of soil including clay.
Mulch with common mulching materials as well as gravel when planted in a xeriscape.
Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. Some species are more xeric.
Plant in full sun or part sun. Some varieties will stretch in too much shade
Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
Species that spread to form wide growing clumps can be divided in mid-spring.
Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
Deadheading is not necessary, but will reduce re-seeding of seed-grown varieties.
Leave standing over the winter months and cut back hard to 1 to 2" above the ground.
If foliage becomes affected with mildew at the end of the growing season, cut back to the ground and remove the leaves/stems to the compost pile or trash.
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