New England Aster
Tagged as: Butterflies
Botanical Name: Aster novae-angliae
Common Name: New England Aster
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Height: 3-7' Spread: 2-3' Habit/Form: Upright to irregularly rounded Zone: 4-8
Cultural Requirements: Full sun with moist, well drained soils. Can tolerate dry sites.
Ornamental features: Numerous purple or pinkish daisy-like flowers in late summer and autumn.
Butterfly Caterpillar/larval Host: Pearl Crescent, Silvery Checkerspot
Nectar Source/Butterflies Attracted: Buckeye, Viceroy, Checkered White, Painted Lady, Monarch, Eastern Tailed-Blue Pearl Crescent, American Painted Lady, Cloudless Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur, Common Checkered-Skipper, Hairstreak
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