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Aster (Symphyotrichum) laevis

Smooth Aster

This sturdy aster has smooth, gray-green stems and leaves and pretty violet blue flowers. It blooms in early autumn to post frost, attracting lots of butterflies and pollinators. It usually stays upright without early pruning. Good for cutting.


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Status: Ready
Availability: Available
$14.89
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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-9
  • Height:24-36 in
  • Spread:24-36 in
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Foliage Color: Green

Normal moisture is best, but they can tolerate some drought. However, if plants are kept too dry, they may develop powdery mildew on their leaves. Native.

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Pollinators
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Foliage Color
Green