'Purple Dome' Aster (Aster novae-angliae) starts blooming at the end of summer, right when fresh flowers are needed the most! Waves of purple flowers smother the foliage in the fall, providing a fresh, nectar-rich food source for pollinators at this crucial time. It's easy to enjoy the blooms on this low-maintenance perennial. No trimming or shaping is required to keep it neat. It grows well in garden beds or in containers on patios and porches. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and let the pollinators enjoy!
Plant size: 2' tall x 1.5' wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 3-8 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies of all types, as well as other pollinating insects
Notable features: deer resistant, long-blooming, drought tolerant, native
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'