This tall aster produces hundreds of large violet purple to deep purple flowers with yellow centers in Sept. and Oct. The flowers are a favorite nectar source for migrating monarch butterflies. Praying mantis like to catch butterflies on them! Grows well in poorly drained clay soil.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
New England Aster
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