Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' New England Aster
New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae'Purple Dome' syn. 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.