This purple fall aster creates a colorful fall show, especially when paired with native goldenrods. Tends to drop some lower leaves later in the season--placing a shorter plant in front of New England Aster, such as Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum), is recommended. Prefers full to partial sun, and mesic (moderate) to moist soil. 3-4'.

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster)