Aster oblongifolius (Aromatic Aster)


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2 Quart Pot. Native. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, commonly called aromatic aster, is a native plant that typically occurs on limestone glades, slopes, prairies and dry open ground. A bushy, stiff, compact, low-growing plant with hairy stems. Typically grows 1-2′ tall and features small, daisy-like flowers (1″ across) with violet blue rays and yellow center disks. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies.

Common Name: aromatic aster
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Northeastern and central United States
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Blue, purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Ground Cover
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Fragrant
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil