- Approximate seeds per pound: 1,029,655
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 36 - 48 inches
- Bloom Season: Late summer and fall
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5-6.0
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 65 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 21 - 45 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: Sow seed on surface, lightly cover
- Sowing Rate: 1/2 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 1 pound per acre or 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 24 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Aster
New England Aster (Aster Novae Angliae) - New England Aster seeds will grow in all regions of North America in full sun. New England Aster likes moisture and soil that is not heavily acidic, but it grows well in meadows and will adapt to a variety of soil conditions. The New England Aster wild flower seeds are very tiny, and the plants make a small amount of growth in the first year. Once established, the wild flowers are one of the most hardy plants, and they will spread well.
Purple Asters are so lovely, and one of the more easily identifiable features of the New England Aster is the large number of purple petals, which should be forty or more. Some wild flower specialists believe there could be more then 100. Another feature is the hairy stems and leaves that exist on most Aster plants. Truly, New England Aster is one of the most beautiful wildflowers there is, and they are so easily established by sowing wild flower seeds!
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.