New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: White, Blue/Violet

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Hummingbird attractor, Walnut tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 60-150 cm (23-59 in)


This is an easy plant to grow in moist conditions. It is an important plant for pollinators - such as bumblebees, honeybees, Miner bees, and large Leaf-Cutting bees. Asters are also important nectar pants for many kinds of butterflies and they are the host plant for crescent butterflies and checkerspot butterflies.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email