Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' New England Aster
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
‘Purple Dome’ was selected because of its compact size and abundant blossoms. In late August or early September the plant is covered with deep purple flowers that are a butterfly magnet. This is a great fall blooming plant for the border front or butterfly garden and it would also make a fine edger.
Does not need to be staked
Good cut flower
Grows in sun or light shade
Moist meadows, open woods, fields; Massachusetts and Vermont to North Dakota and Wyoming south to New Mexico and Virginia; Maine to the Rockies south to northern Texas and Georgia
Monarchs east of the Rocky Mountains migrate to a mountainous area west of Mexico City. Butterflies gain energy from nectar plants like asters to fuel their long southward migration.
Plant in full sun or light shade in moist, well-drained soil. Mix with native grasses and goldenrods (Solidago) for a spectacular display in the fall. Place in an area with good air circulation to prevent powdery mildew.