New England aster

  • Bloom Time: Aug – Oct
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Height: 48 – 60 inches
  • Sun: Full to partial
  • Soil: Medium to wet

Caterpillar food for:
eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas), silvery checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis), pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos), gorgone checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Butterfly food for:
checkered white (Pontia protodice), clouded sulphur (Colias philodice), orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme), buckeye (Junonia coenia), viceroy (Limenitis archippus), painted lady (Vanessa cardui), monarch (Danaus plexippus), eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas), pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos), american painted lady (Vanessa virginiensis), cloudless sulphur (Phoebis sennae), common checkered-skipper (Pyrgus communis), hairstreak (Satyrium spp.)

Attracts these pollinators:
metallic green sweat bees (Agapostemon spp. & Augochlorella spp.), long-horned bees ( Melissoides spp.), sweat bees (Halictus spp.), leafcutter bees (Megachile spp.), small carpenter bees (Ceratina spp.), large carpenter bees (Xylocopa spp.), yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus spp.), mining bees (Andrena spp.), bumble bees (Bombus spp.)

More information: Minnesota Wildflowers