Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Aster novae-angliae

To view the natural range of Smooth Blue Aster visit the USDSA Natural Resources Conservation Service website
bee on Aster novae-angliae
Aster novae-angliae providing late fall nourishment

Wildlife Significance

New England Aster


Provides Late Fall Pollen - As a source of protein for:long-tongued bees, bee flies, short-tongue bees and Syrphid flies


Bumble Bees - Assists  Queen Bumble Bees in their quest to build pollen reserves for winter


Host Plant - Leaves are food for the Caterpillars of Pear Crescent Butterfly


Provides Late Fall Nectar - Butterflies and skippers


Seed - Wild Turkeys


Deer - Mammals are not fond of New England Aster


For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower website

New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae in full bloom
Seed Provenance - Volunteer Nodding Onion Gardens 2012 - to present
New England Aster
New England Aster
Young New England Aster plants
Young New England Aster

Cultivation Information

Aster novae-angliae


Height - 4 ft - 5 ft
Flower Color
- Purple
Blooms - August - September
Sun - Sun/part sun

Hardy Zone - 3 to 7

Soil - Moist

pH - 5.5 to 7.0

Family -Asteraceae
New England seed ready for harvest
New England Aster seed ready for harvest