Aster azureus (Sky blue aster)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 1 1/2′

Bloom Months: September, October

Color: Blue

Sun: Full Sun

Moisture: Dry to Mesic

Soil: Loam, Sand

Host: Phyciodes tharos (Pearl Crescent), Vanessa virginiensis (American Lady), Chlosyne nycteis (Silvery Checkerspot), Various Moths including Carmenta corni (Aster Borer Moth), Cucullia asteroides (Asteroid Moth) Attracts/Benefits: Various Butterflies, Skippers, Moths, Hummingbirds, Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Tree Sparrows, Bees, Bumblebees

Notes:  Also is referred to as Symphyotrichum oolentangiense, easy to grow for “native plant newbies”

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla

12 in stock

SKU: 876 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Sky Blue Aster has abundant light blue to light purple flowers that occur in branched, sprawling clusters at the terminal end of the plant.  As with all asters, it blooms late summer to early fall, lasts for about 1 month, and attracts a wide range of bees, butterflies and other pollinators looking for their last bit of nectar and pollen for the season.  Being drought tolerant, this plant does well in drier soils.

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