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.
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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