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flower **Genus and Species: Aster novae-angliae
Family: Asteraceae
Common Name: New England Aster
Habit: 3-3 1 /2 feet
Height: perennial, reseeds
Flower Color: blue to purple to white
Native To: United States
Range: southern Canada south to western North Carolina and westward
Blooming Period: August-frost
Water Requirement: low to moderate
Soil Type: heavy or light
Exposure: full sun
Seed Count: 1,305,000 seeds/lb
Seeding Rate: 2 lbs/acre
Miscellaneous: one of the showiest wild asters; tends to become bushy; attracts birds and butterflies; plants need to be divided every two to three years
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