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Beloved Native Perennial Features Purple Tones

New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae, or Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is a lovely perennial is a North American native wildflower found along the banks of streams and surrounding moist, low-lying meadows. It's also a wonderfully vivid color choice to use in the landscape for blooms from August through September.

On a single plant, you can see blooms that span the whole spectrum, from hot red-violet through cool blue-violet. Even though it has a rough stem and coarse, narrow leaves, it looks finely textured from a distance. This is a dynamic plant that brings a new depth to your landscape.

It will also be absolutely covered with butterflies and pollinators from dawn through dusk. Definitely one of nature's incredible shows, and so interesting to watch. Plan to add comfy seating nearby.

It grows tall, so can handle a spot near the back of a border. Cover its long legs with a sturdy groundcover rose or add shorter shrubs like the Buzz series of butterfly bushes in front.

It would be fun to use this native as a "Filler" in a large container garden. Pinch back the tips of the plant in mid-July, you'll keep it a bit bushier and more compact.

Or, choose to plant a completely native flower garden with a collection of Asters, Coneflowers, Goldenrod, Black-Eyed Susans, Phlox and Gallardia. Nature Hills is happy to offer a very wide variety of native wildflowers.

Please understand that we must comply with local and state regulations. Some of these plants do a little "too well" in certain areas and are considered invasive. That's why we've invested in Plant Sentry™ to protect your yard and community.

Order this rare find today!

  • Tall Native Selection
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Fall Blooms

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

New England Aster Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Botanical Name Aster novae-angliae
Foliage Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 18 inches
Soil Type Well Drained Soils
Moisture Low Moisture
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue, Purple, Pink
Foliage Color Green