Aster oblongifolius

Aromatic Aster

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

With a light purple color, Aromatic Aster is perfect for the middle of the sunny garden.

  • This bushy perennial can grow up to four feet tall and wide.
  • The leaves of Aromatic Aster have a nice spicy smell.
  • Easy to grow, covers itself with flowers in early fall.

Aromatic Aster is stiff and bushy (up to four feet) with light violet flowers. Leaves are pale green and spicy smelling when crushed. The perennial flower grows naturally in dry, open areas with somewhat alkaline soil. It would also be suitable for a dry spot in the middle of the garden border, in a natural setting, or you could use it as a flowering hedge. Flowering persists from early fall until hard frosts. This one is an absolute knockout in flower. Try it where it could drape over a wall or bank. Reduce its height by half in early summer and it will be even denser and shorter. This is one of Sunlight Garden’s all-time favorites.


Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist


full quart


24 to 36in, 36in or taller

Flower Color

Lavender, Blue, Violet

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall




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