Nurture Your Garden with New Moon Nurseries: Where Plant Dreams Come to Life


New Moon Nurseries is a sustainable nursery that specializes in growing and selling a wide variety of native plants. Our gardens are full of beautiful and diverse plants that are not only pleasing to the eye but also provide important value to the environment. We take pride in the fact that our plants are grown using sustainable practices and are free from harmful pesticides and chemicals.

As proud sponsors of the USDA Plant Materials Program, we have a detailed and extensive collection of plants available for purchase. Our nursery includes a wide range of natives, including the stunning purple-stemmed aster (Symphyotrichum puniceus). This tall and arching plant attracts pollinators with its attractive purple-lavender flowers and hairy leaves.

If you are interested in growing native plants in your own garden or restoration project, New Moon Nurseries is the place to visit. Our knowledgeable staff can provide you with all the information and services you need to create a beautiful and sustainable landscape. And if you need any more detailed information or photos, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

At New Moon Nurseries, we are committed to helping you create a garden that is not only visually stunning, but also supports the health and well-being of the ecosystems around you. We believe that by incorporating native plants into your landscape, you can help restore and preserve the natural beauty of our world.

Purple-stemmed and New York Aster

The Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceus), also known as New York Aster, is a native plant that can be found in woodland and coastal areas. It grows up to a tall height and has arching, hairy stems. The leaves are alternate and can be up to a foot in length. One of its most notable features is the purple stems, which give the plant its name.

This aster has large flower heads with purple-lavender petals. The flowers bloom in late summer, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The Purple-stemmed Aster is a valuable addition to gardens and landscaping projects, as it adds color and attracts wildlife. It is also a great choice for restoration projects and planting in native gardens.

The Purple-stemmed Aster is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in a variety of soils. It is drought-tolerant and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade. This aster is a sustainable choice for gardens, as it is a native species and supports local ecosystems.

If you’re interested in planting Purple-stemmed Aster or other asters, please visit our services page for more information. You can also find detailed photos of the plant on our photos page.

New Moon Nurseries is proud to be a sponsor of the Purple-stemmed Aster and other native plants. We offer a wide range of natives and provide quality plants to our customers. For more information about our nursery, please visit our About Us page.

Latin name: Symphyotrichum puniceus

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3-8

New Moon Nurseries

New Moon Nurseries is dedicated to providing a wide range of high-value native plants that include asters. Asters are flowering plants in the family Asteraceae and they are known for their beautiful purple petals. The length of their stems can vary, with some varieties growing tall and others staying shorter. A popular aster species that we offer is the Symphyotrichum puniceus, which has purple-stemmed flowers.

In addition to their aesthetic value, asters also serve as important pollinator plants. They attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making them a great choice for gardens and landscapes. Asters can grow in a variety of soils and are well-suited for woodland or full sun areas. They can be planted in groups or used as accents in mixed borders. Asters bloom in late summer to fall, adding a burst of color to the landscape when most other plants have finished flowering.

At New Moon Nurseries, we offer a variety of asters, including the purple-flowered Symphyotrichum puniceus. For more detailed information about our asters, please visit our website or contact us directly. We also have photos of our asters on our website for you to view.

We value sustainability and strive to provide native plants that promote biodiversity and support local ecosystems. We believe that using native plants in landscaping and restoration projects is essential for preserving the natural habitat and creating a healthy environment for both plants and wildlife.

If you have any comments or questions about our services or our asters, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We appreciate your feedback and are always happy to assist you in any way we can.

  • Wide range of native plants, including asters
  • Beautiful purple petals
  • Varying stem lengths
  • Attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Suitable for different soil types
  • Can be planted in woodland or full sun areas
  • Blooms in late summer to fall
  • Sustainable landscaping
  • Photos of asters available on website

Aster puniceus

Aster puniceus, also known as purple-stemmed aster or Symphyotrichum puniceum, is a native plant from the Asteraceae family. It is a tall and stiff perennial that can reach a height of up to 6 feet. The plant has arching stems and leaves that are hairy and alternate. The leaves are lance-shaped and more on the narrow side, while the stems are purple in color.

In late summer and fall, Aster puniceus produces clusters of vibrant purple flowers with yellow centers. The flowers are about an inch in diameter and have ray-like petals. The plant attracts pollinators, making it a suitable choice for landscaping in gardens, woodland areas, and coastal landscapes. The large flowered aster is sometimes included in restoration projects, as it helps attract more native pollinators.

At New Moon Nurseries, we offer a wide range of services for planting and maintaining gardens. Our sustainable practices ensure that the plant and its surroundings are taken care of with the utmost respect for the environment. If you are interested in adding Aster puniceus or any other native plants to your landscaping projects, please contact us for more information and to schedule a visit to our nursery.

Latin Name Common Name USDA Hardiness Zone Plant Height Flower Color Blooming Season
Aster puniceus Purple-stemmed aster 4-8 Up to 6 feet Purple Late summer to fall

For more detailed information and photos of Aster puniceus, please visit our website. Our photo gallery includes close-up pictures of the flowers, foliage, and more.

Aster puniceus is a beautiful and sustainable plant that can add a pop of color to any garden or landscape. Its tall stature and purple-stemmed leaves make it an eye-catching choice, while its ability to attract pollinators adds to its overall value. Consider including Aster puniceus in your next planting project or restoration effort.

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Purple stemmed aster

The purple stemmed aster, also known by its scientific name Symphyotrichum puniceum, is a native plant that grows in the New Moon Nurseries. This species belongs to the Asteraceae family and is commonly found in New York and other areas in the eastern United States.

The purple stemmed aster is a full-flowered plant with vibrant purple petals. It blooms in late summer and attracts pollinators such as butterflies and bees. The plant can reach a height of two to four feet and has alternate leaves that are hairy and arching.

One of the most notable features of the purple stemmed aster is its sturdy purple stem, which gives the plant its name. The stems can sometimes appear stiff and are covered in large, dark green foliage. These stems add visual interest and make the plant stand out in any garden or landscaping project.

This native aster is well-suited for planting in a variety of soils and can tolerate both wet and dry conditions. It has a high tolerance for drought and is a low-maintenance plant, making it a sustainable choice for gardeners. The purple stemmed aster also has great ecological value and is commonly used in ecological restoration projects.

At New Moon Nurseries, we offer a wide selection of native plants, including the purple stemmed aster. Our services include detailed plant information and photos, and we are always available to answer any questions you might have. To learn more about the purple stemmed aster and our other native plants, please visit our website or contact us directly.

Latin Name Symphyotrichum puniceum
Family Asteraceae
Native to New York, Eastern United States
Height 2-4 feet
Blooms in Late summer
Main features Full-flowered, purple petals, hairy and arching leaves, sturdy purple stem
Soil needs Can tolerate a variety of soils, both wet and dry conditions
Ecological value Attracts pollinators, commonly used in ecological restoration projects
Maintenance Low-maintenance
Planting tips Plant in full sun or partial shade

We hope you enjoyed learning about the purple stemmed aster. For more information and photos, please explore our website or contact us directly. We also invite you to visit our nursery to see the beautiful purple stemmed aster and other native plants in person.

Symphyotrichum patens Late Purple Aster

The Symphyotrichum patens Late Purple Aster, sometimes called Symphyotrichum puniceus or Aster patens, is a native perennial plant in the family Asteraceae. It is commonly found in woodlands and meadows and is a great addition to gardens and landscaping projects.

This late-blooming aster has purple-lavender flowers with yellow centers and attracts butterflies and other pollinators. The plant is known for its hairy stems and alternate leaves. It grows to a height of about 2-3 feet and has a spread of about 1-2 feet.

The Late Purple Aster is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in full sun to part shade. It prefers well-drained soils but can tolerate a wide range of soil types. It can also withstand coastal conditions and is a good choice for gardens near the coast.

If you are interested in planting Late Purple Aster or other native plants, New Moon Nurseries offers a wide selection of natives and provides detailed information on planting and care. Our services also include restoration and landscaping projects. Visit our website for more information and photos.

  • Latin name: Symphyotrichum patens
  • Common names: Late Purple Aster, Purple-stemmed Aster
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Spread: 1-2 feet
  • Flower color: Purple-lavender with yellow centers
  • Attracts: Butterflies and pollinators
  • Growing conditions: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil type: Well-drained, but tolerates a wide range of soils
  • Native to: USDA zones 3-8

If you are interested in planting Late Purple Aster or have any questions, please visit our website or contact us for more information. We also offer native plant consulting services and can provide recommendations for your specific gardening needs.

With its attractive flowers and sustainable features, the Symphyotrichum patens Late Purple Aster is a valuable addition to any garden or landscaping project. Its late bloom time also adds a splash of color to the fall season.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.