Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Alert'

New England Aster

Family: Asteraceae Aster

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 4A - 9A
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Pink
Bloom time Late Summer to Late Fall
Water needs Dry to wet
Landscape uses Container, foundation, massing, rock garden, seashore
Height 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m
Spread 18" to 24" / 45cm to 60cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers, suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Neutral
Soil type Loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Attracts birds, native to North America, invasive