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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' (New England aster)

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

New England aster

(syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

A naturally compact form with deep purple flowers in August and September.  Eye-popping with Solidago 'Golden Fleece'.  One of the most garden-worthy native selections out there.  A fine introduction from the Mt. Cuba Center.

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' LP50 - 50 per flat $54.00
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' - 50 per flat $32.00
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1-2 Feet


1-2 Feet

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

New England aster Interesting Notes

If you have never seen a mass of A.'Purple Dome' in full flower, then you haven't lived! From Dr. Dick Lighty, former Director of the Mt. Cuba Center, DE, comes this wonderful selection of our drought-tolerant native New England aster. The 18" stems of fuzzy, narrow, green leaves are topped in early fall with vivid 1.5" wide shocking purple daisies... so thick you can't see the foliage. The clump will eventually spread to 2'. Planted in mass, the effect is indescribable! Plant Delights


Provides a welcome burst of color to the late season landscape, 'Purple Dome' is a compact heavy blooming variety which displays excellent resistance to mildew. Used as a mixed border plant, and cut flowers have exceptionally long vase life. Grow in any well-drained soil. Mulch to keep shallow roots cool in summer. For a compact display of flowers, pinch back in early summer. Keep on the dry side in fall and winter. Plants need to be divided every few years, preferably in the spring, in order to keep the plant vigorous. Garden Pursuits

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in average to moist soil. Cut back after flowering to prevent
the spread of variable seedlings.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Propagation Type
Wildflower Garden
Mass Planting
Native to US
Dry Sun