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A great substitute for non-native chrysanthemums, this aster forms dazzling purple mounds from  September until the first frost. It excels in borders and naturalized areas alike, and the daisy-like purple flowers with yellow centers feed late-season pollinators. 


Plant Characteristics:

Height: 1-3' tall and wide.

Sun: Full (at least 6 hours daily)

Soil: Moist or occasionally dry, well-drained loamy, sandy, and clay soils. Tolerates drought. 


Wildlife Value: 

Host plant for 112 species of Lepidoptera larvae, including silvery checkerspot and pearl crescent. Important source of nectar for six specialized bee species and late-season pollinators. Source of food for birds in fall and winter. Resistant to deer browse. 

Threatened species in Ohio.


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Aster, Aromatic, Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

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  • Once we're certain we have good germination, we'll make these plants available for prepurchase.

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