Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

(Syn: Symphyotrichum)
Aster-New England

Aster novae-angliae ÔPurple DomeÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Aster novae-angliae ÔPurple DomeÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

(Syn: Symphyotrichum)
Aster-New England

Our top-selling aster. Prized for its compact habit that looks great in containers and deep purple flowers in fall. An early summer pinching will promote an even more compact habit. A great late season food source for pollinators, but typically not favored by deer. Introduced by: Mt. Cuba Center

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 18-24"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 18-24"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes