Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies' (Asteraceae)
(sim-fee-AH-tri-cum ob-long-eh-FOE-lee-um)
Aromatic Aster

2000 NC Wildflower of the Year. Single flowers the color of rich October-blue skies open on bushy, mounding plants in early fall. Low-growing habit is unique among asters and makes this plant an excellent choice for the front of the fall border. Plant in full sun and enjoy. (Formerly Aster oblongifolius.)

Bloom color: blue
Bloom period: early-fall
Height: 1.5-2'
Spread: 1-3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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