Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve 'Bluebird' (Asteraceae)
(sim-fee-AH-tri-cum LAVE)
Smooth Aster

Clusters of 1" violet-blue flowers with gold centers cover the top half of this 3-4' vase-shaped plant during late summer and fall. An introduction from the Mt. Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora, this aster is agreeably tolerant of a range of soils and moisture levels. Butterflies will enjoy the splash of blue in your fall garden. (Formerly Aster laevis.)

Bloom color: blue
Bloom period: mid-fall
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 4-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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