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
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Spread: 16 to 20 inches
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Color: Blue / Lavender / Purple
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Season of Interest: September to October
Soil Moisture: Dry / Moderate / High
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Pollinators / Butterfuly Moth Host / Butterfly Moth Nectar
Nature Attracting: Butterfly / Hummingbird / Songbird / Pollinators / Beneficial Insects / Special Value to Native Bees
Special Usage: Fresh Cut Flower
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil