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Aster puniceus

Swamp Aster

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Aster puniceus (Swamp Aster)

Showy, bkue-violet flowers adorn this fall blooming aster. Stems are somewhat hairy. Occurs in wet prairies and fens and is a good candidate for moist sites.

Additional Information:


Height
4-6 Feet

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Violet

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar