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Aster turbinellus

Lavender Aster

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Aster turbinellus (Lavender Aster)

For a glorious show in Fall, this native is one of your best bets! Masses of small violet flowers with yellow eyes are borne in airy panicles almost obscuring the shrubby blue-green foliage and purple tinted stems. It mingles beautifully with grasses. Very reliable perennial and great cut flowers. Like other nectar-producing fall asters, this species attracts butterflies.


Height
24-48 Inches

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Spread
24-36 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Lavender Blue

Good Companions
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), Eastern Gama Grass (Tripsacum dactyloides)

Characteristics & Attributes

Nature Attracting

Beneficial Insects
Songbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar