February 1, 2023
Symphyotrichum Novae-angliae

Aster Novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Cloud’ or Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Purple Cloud‘ or New England Aster is a member of the Asteraceae family of plants. A deciduous perennial that flowers in summer and fall with purple flowers with yellow centers. It can grow tall up to 1m or 3ft, so it might need staking.

Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in fertile, moist, and well-drained soil. Propagate Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Cloud’ by division but not too often every few years. You can prune it back in late autumn and also you can pinch it when it is growing in spring to make it bushier.

Symphyotrichum Novae-angliae
Aster Novae-angliae
Aster Novae-angliae
Symphyotrichum Novae-angliae in a border at Regent’s Park, London, UK

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