New England Aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Chilly Winds' Asteraceae

Growth habit



Long-lived perennial


Groundcover Collection

Source of plant

Seneca Hill Perennials


The best white-flowered Aster novae-angliae, collected from a high, lonely open stretch of County Route 242 in Cattaraugus County, New York, somewhere between Little Valley and Ellicottville, primarily because it and a few other isolated plants were the only wild white Aster novae-angliae we'd ever encountered. In the fertile moist magnificence of our garden soil, it turned into a six-foot-plus billowing mass of white, with flowers roughly 1.5in across.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

flower color