Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Common name: New England aster, Michaelmas Daisies.
Zones 3 to 8.
Plants reach 18 to 24 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide;
compact dwarf, rounded mounds.
Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow.
A profuse of royal purple flowers covers 'Purple Dome' from late summer into fall.
Though it is also tolerant of drought, sandy, clay and poor soil, it is best planted in moderately fertile, evenly moist soil, They need lots of room to grow and good air circulation to maintain their health and vigor; divide plants every couple of years in the spring.
Providing late summer color when most flowers are fading, butterflies and bees find hardy asters irresistible. They are called Michaelmas Daisies because their blooming period usually falls near Michaelmas, the Feast of Saint Michael, on the 29th of September.
Attributes: border plant, container, cut flower, mass plantings, and salt tolerant. Attracts butterflies.
Mature field grown plant shipped bare root.