New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

A great species for riparian buffer plantings, New England Aster produces an abundance of flowers from early September through late fall. A popular nectar source for Monarch butterflies, it also a wide range of other insects including honey bees, native bees, butterflies, skippers, native flies, and caterpillars. A resilient species, it’s great for lakeshore planting, buffers and along the edges of stormwater ponds.