Native to North America, this showstopping plant is a dwarf variety New England aster that reaches a height of about 18 inches. Rich purple mounds of long-blooming, daisy-like blossoms contrast beautifully with sunny yellow centers. The plant is great for pollinators, is mildew resistant, deer and rabbit resistant, easy to grow, long lived and durable and is ideal for cut flower arrangements. Blooms late summer into late fall. Grow in a full sun or partial shade border, cottage, meadow, or pollinator garden. To encourage blooming, deadhead.