Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Common Name: New England Aster
Appearing as masses of solid royal purple from late summer into fall, these asters form wonderfully compact, rounded mounds. They are terrific accents for fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. Try cutting a few of the tall, flowering stems for a fresh bouquet--bring the outdoors in.
Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
Grows best in full sun tolerating many soil types and considered quite drought tolerant. Although it stands up well in the garden, it is advisable to prune 1/3 of the top growth in early summer. This will encourage new foliage and produce numerous, tiny blooms per plant.
Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'
Mounds of hot pink flowers cover this big bushy plant that blooms well into frost-free autumn weather. An easy-care addition to shrub and perennial borders or in roomy pots. Combine with other asters for a multicolored effect. Excellent mildew resistance. An herbaceous perennial.