Aster oblongifolius (Aromatic aster)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 2′

Bloom Months: Aug, Sep, Oct and Nov.

Color: Purple

Sun: Partial Shade, Shade

Moisture: Dry to Mesic

Soil: Loam, Sand

Hosts: Chlosyne nycteis (Silvery Checkerspot) and the larvae of many moth species

Attracts/Benefits: Birds, many insects visit the flowers, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, small to medium-sized butterflies, and skippers

Notes:  Could be aggressive in small landscapes, also referred to Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery

16 in stock

SKU: 890 Category:


Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: Aromatic Aster is one of the last Aster species to bloom in the fall.  Enjoy blooms well into October, even into November in some parts of the US. The stiff stems will branch out slowly to create a bush-like appearance and will completely covered in light purple flowers when blooming.  The flowers will turn reddish purple as they mature.  Despite the name, the flowers have no aroma, but the leaves do when crushed.

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