Aster Seeds - New England
Approximate seeds per pound: 1,029,655
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
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Aster Novae Angliae
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: Aster
New England Aster (Aster Novae Angliae) - New England Aster seeds will grow in all regions of North America in full sun. 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!
Disease resistant flower
New England Aster is fairly disease resistant and also insect, and deer resistant! Perfect for planting at the front of a meadow or a in flower garden.
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How to grow
How To Grow New England Aster From Seed: New England Aster does best when panted in the fall for spring growth or has a cold stratification for 60 days before being planted in the spring.
When sowing outdoors, surface sow the seeds in a full sun area and very lightly cover with topsoil. Seeds must be kept moist, but not wet, until germination occurs in 21 – 45 days. Once established, the wild flowers are one of the most hardy plants, and they will spread well.
- Sowing Rate: 1/2 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 1 pound per acre or 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 21 - 45 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: Surface sow and lightly cover
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 in full sun areas. These Aster seeds are very tiny, and the plants make a small amount of growth in the first year.
- Height: 36 - 48 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes