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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Aromatic Aster

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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Aromatic Aster)

One of the last wildflowers to bloom, this aster is loaded with purple flowers with yellow ceners that persist into late fall. This aster grows into a tidy, compact, self-supporting mound and is a real treasure in the fall garden. Like other asters, it can be pruned until mid-June to promote denser habit and increased blooms.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
24-36 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Violet


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis), Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Beneficial Insects

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower
Fragrant

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar