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New England Aster ‘Purple Dome’ | Plant Profile

New England Aster ‘Purple Dome’ (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) are short, clump-forming meadow perennials. The purple flowers bloom in mass and can cover the entire plant, making them extremely attractive in fall. The flowers attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.

‘Purple Dome’ prefers fertile, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun.

‘Purple Dome’ are excellent additions to any landscape in need of fall bloom. They can be extremely striking when planted in groups. They can also be planted in wildflower or pollinator gardens.



New England Aster 'Purple Dome' Characteristics

'Purple Dome' are attractive, low maintenance perennials that can beautifully complement any landscape. They thrive in consistently moist and fertile soils. Air circulation can help to prevent molds and mildews. If the stems reach far beyond the body of the plant, pinch back the stem to help promote a compact appearance. Note that pinching the stems delays flowering.

These compact and dense perennials can develop molds and mildews. Wilts can occur in poorly drained soils.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 8
1.50 - 2.00'
2.00 - 3.00'
Bloom Time
August - September
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?