Symphyotrichum (Aster) novae-angliae 'September Ruby'

New England Aster

Tips for Homeowners:

Pinch plants before mid-summer to make more bushy or staking may be necessary. Divide every 2-4 years. Remove old flowers if seedlings are unwanted.

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This long-blooming perennial adds great late season color in the garden and is a perfect cut flower for fall bouquets.

  • A favorite for color in the fall
  • Loads of small ruby-red daisy flowers
  • Good nectar source for butterflies

Best used in areas where it can naturalized or in the perennial border.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 18-24 in
Zone: 2-9
Color: Red

Interesting Notes about New England Aster:

The species is a well-known native perennial found in moist, well-drained soils where there is good air circulation. It does have a tendency for powdery mildew if the air circulation is poor or it is kept too dry for too long. The flowers provide an excellent nectar source for its pollinators in the fall.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Drought Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water