This hardy, late-blooming, purple-flowered perennial Aster is a favorite nectar source of Monarch Butterfly and other pollinators like bees, Pearl Crescent butterfly, Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly and the Northern Flower moth. An important note is that when it goes into bloom the leaves near the bottom dry up, which is normal.
It is natively found throughout the US (except for ID, NV, AZ, TX, FL, LA). This plant thrives is most sun and soil conditions but prefers full sun and moist soil.
You will be purchasing a 4” plastic pot containing 1, well-rooted New England Aster plant with 2+ nodes of growth that was grown with love in Minnesota from seed. Pictures on this listing are not perfectly representative to what you will be receiving, however, we will do our best to get you the healthiest plant possible.
|Sun Requirements:||Full to Partial Sun (4-6 hours+)|
|Water Requirements:||Medium to Moist Soil|
|Plant Spacing:||1 Foot|
|Plant Estimated Height at Maturity:||3-5 Feet|
|USDA Planting Zones:||3-7
Why purchase native plants? Native plants are largely disease and pest resistant if grown in the correct planting zone and conditions. They also attract endangered pollinators and native birds and insects that boost biodiversity and rebuild ecosystems that have been either decimated or greatly minimized due to agricultural and residential development. Non-native plants bought from your local nursery not only compete with beneficial native plants for nutrients, but they often attract foreign pests and disease.
Plants ship out on Monday through Wednesday of every week and please note that the condition of each plant BEFORE shipping will be sent to you by picture. We also encourage you to make sure that you will be home the day your package is delivered so that you can plant as soon as possible. We recommend planting the early morning or evening you receive your plant to ensure exposure to the elements is minimal. Also to note, we highly encourage that your planting area should match the desired conditions we note above. If not, we can not guarantee survival of your plant.
**Shipments to California, Florida and Arizona go through extra scrutiny by each state’s USDA affiliate and Dept of Agriculture, please keep this in-mind before buying.
NOTE: Your plants are shipped at a young age and will likely not have any developed flowers. It is normal to not have fully-developed flowers during the first full season of plant growth.
Refunds and exchanges are only given if the plant sustains damage beyond wilting/transplant shock or severe breakage of stems. We are not responsible for the condition of the plant after you receive it. Please message me immediately upon receiving your plant and take a photo of the entire plant in and out of packaging.