Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense var. oolentangiense

 


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

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense var. oolentangiense (Asteraceae)
(sim-fee-AH-tri-cum oo-len-tan-gee-ENSE)
Sky Blue Aster

A lovely clumping aster found in prairie, meadow, and roadside habitats throughout the length of the Mississippi Valley. Leafy rosettes produce airy branching flower panicles, loaded with small lilac-blue daisies from late summer to fall. This versatile aster is hardy and drought tolerant, preferring sandy loam but adapting to heavier clay soils. (Formerly Aster azureus.)

Bloom color: blue
Bloom period: mid-fall
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 1.5-2'
Zones: 3-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $11
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