Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Symphyotrichum shortii


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Drought Tolerant
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Symphyotrichum shortii (Asteraceae)
(sim-fee-AH-tri-cum SHORT-ee-eye)
Short's Aster

Native to the eastern US, growing in open woods and along edges. Blooms throughout fall with poms of violet-blue flowers at the end of long arching stems. Very adaptable, tolerating full sun to part shade and almost any soil. (Formerly Aster shortii.)

Bloom color: violet-blue
Bloom period: fall
Height: 2-4'
Spread: 1-2'
Zones: 3-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $11
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