(Aster novae-angliae) One of the tallest and most magnificent of the fall
asters. Serves as an important late-season (after
frost) nectar source for a variety of butterflies.
Plants grow 3-6' tall and require fertile soil with
adequate moisture. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.
In Early Spring
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil in
a flat. Enclose flat with plastic and refrigerate for
2 weeks. Remove plastic wrap and place in warm
lighted area. May need staking in a garden border.
Pinch back until late summer to prevent plant from
falling over when heavily laden with blossoms.