Northeast Pollinator Plants
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Common Name: New England Aster
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Larval Host
Use: Garden or Naturalizing
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Flower Time: Mid-August to Late September
Flower Color: Purple, pale purple, magenta, variable in color
Height: 3' - 6'
Notes: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster) provides great late flowers for bees, butterflies and as a larval host for the Crescent Butterfly. Nice in the back of any garden. Noted as deer-resistant by Wild Seed Project.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Agapostemon splendens (Brown-Winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Andrena canadensis (Canada Miner bee)
Bombus affinis (Rusty-Patched Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Bombus terricola (Yellow-Banded Bumble bee)
Dianthidium simile (Northeastern Pebble bee) presumed extinct!
Hylaeus basalis (Cinquefoil Masked bee)
Lasioglossum novascotiae (Nova Scotia Metallic-Sweat bee)
Lasioglossum tenax (Tenacious Metallic-Sweat bee)
Nomada banksi (Banks' Nomad bee)
Native to all of US (except some S and W states): Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).
Regional Ecotype Seed Source: ME