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.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
USDA Symbol: syla3
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Color: Violet to purple rays and yellow centers
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: September to October
Soil Moisture: Average
Water: Dry to Medium
Nature Attracting: Butterflies, Native Bees, Hummingbirds, Birds, Pollinators, Beneficial Insects
Special Usage: Cut Flowers
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Larval Host: Pearl Crescent