Aster laevis

Smooth Aster

$ 11.95

Item #: 1024
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Smooth Aster is a favorite of ours because of its soft blue flowers and attractive glaucous, blue-green foliage. It forms stiffly arching stems to 4 feet tall that are covered with loose open heads of 1 inch, violet-blue-with-yellow flowers from late summer into fall. The foliage is smooth, low clumping, and is very disease resistant. This is a very easy aster for average soil in full sun. It would be a knock-out with Boltonia, Little Bluestem, Seashore Mallow, and Henry Eilers coneflower.

 

Characteristics

Rain 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

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller

 

Flower Color

Violet, Blue, Lavender

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall,

Mid fall

Typical Height

36in

Spread

24in

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

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