Smooth Aster (Symphyotricum Laeve)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Large, pyramidal heads of bright, sky-blue, flower clusters are held on strong stems in late summer/early fall. A fairly early-blooming aster. Foliage is very attractive, deep blue-green, forming basal clumps. A long-lived aster.
Culture: Needs full sun, very adaptable to soil type and moisture levels. Try growing this aster almost anywhere, as long as it is a sunny spot. Grows well in dry-medium and even damp soils.

Native Environment: Prairie
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Color: Violet to purple rays and yellow centers
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
USDA Symbol: syla3
Sun Exposure: Full Sun 
Season of Interest: September to October
Soil Moisture: Average
Water: Dry to Medium
Maintenance: Low
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Pollinators, Butterfly/Moth Host, Butterfly/Moth/Nectar, Native Bees
Nature Attracting: Butterfly / Hummingbird / Birds / Pollinators / Beneficial Insects
Special Usage: Cut Flowers
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil