Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Symphyotrichum georgianum


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

Symphyotrichum georgianum (Asteraceae)
(sim-fee-AH-tri-cum jorj-ee-AY-num)
Georgia Aster

Uncommon in the wild, Georgia Aster really stands out, with huge 2" dark purple flowers with white centers; one of the richest colors of any of our native asters. A primo fall bloom time of October through frost, with a height of 3-4'. For shorter plants, cut back by half in July, or layer it with Schizachyrium 'The Blues' in front and Helianthus 'Gold Lace' behind, for a dynamic (and tough!) trio.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: mid-fall
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14
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