| New England Aster |
| Symphyotrichum novae-angliae|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Native people have used the roots of this plant for fever, catarrh and pain. The Iroquois used it as a ‘love medicine’ and as a ‘smudging’ herb to revive the unconscious. This showy North American native displays its deep violet flowers in the fall.