Aster laevis ‘Blue Bird’ #1 (‘Blue Bird’ Smooth Aster)May 19, 2020
Aster novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’ #1 (New England Aster)May 19, 2020
Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’ #1 (New England Aster)
-Moist to Average Soil (FACW)
-2′ Tall by 2-3′ Wide
-Compact, Mounded Growth Habit
-Vibrant Purple Blooms Aug.-Oct.
-Good for Rain Gardens
-Black Walnut Tolerant
-Moderately Salt Tolerant
-Cultivar of Ohio Native
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‘Purple Dome’ is a cultivated variety of our native New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae). This selection is a very compact, symmetrically mounded plant that becomes covered in deep purple flowers throughout the fall. Its short stature makes it easily manageable for the front of the garden bed or border, and the abundance of eye-catching, vibrant flowers along with its bushy, uniform shape make it a great native and reliably hardy substitute for mums. This is an adaptable plant that is easily grown in most garden situations and it requires no staking, but pinching back the stems until mid-July will produce a denser, bushier specimen. Plants can be cut back after flowering to avoid any self-seeding.
‘Purple Dome’ was a Mt. Cuba Center Plant Introduction in 1989.