Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
(aromatic aster)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden PlantFinder; Andy Szatko

Additional Species:

‘October Skies,’ a shorter cultivar; A. laevis fall-blooming, violet rays with yellow centers

Height: 12 – 36 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
attractive to butterflies; rarely needs attention; excellent mildew resistance


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
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June
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Oct
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Dec

Plant Form

bushy, compact, rounded; spreads slowly by rhizomes to form large mounds

Foliage

small oblong leaves, blue-green to gray-green, covered with short hairs and fragrant when crushed

Flowers

small, daisy-like; violet-blue with yellow center; September-October

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