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Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: September, October, November

Bloom Color: purple, lavender, blue

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (skyblue aster)
  • Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (skyblue aster)
  • Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (skyblue aster)
  • Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (skyblue aster)

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Description

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Also known as:

skyblue aster

,

sky blue American

,

azure aster

,

blue devils

Scientific Synonyms:

Aster azreus

Description

At 1' to 3' tall, Symphyotrichum oolentangiense is a medium-sized aster. Each plant is multi-branched, with each stem topped by clusters of purplish, disk-like flowers with yellow centers. The leaves are somewhat heart-shaped and elongated.

Cultivation

Skyblue aster is found along open wood margins and in open prairies. It is tolerant to a wide variety of soils and is drought resistant. It is best planted in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Blooms from September to November in the south, until October in the north. Zones 4-8

Propagation

Propagate from seed, or from cuttings taken in spring through early summer.

Additional Notes

A good, non-aggressive plant for use in rock gardens, perennial flower borders, or in naturalized settings.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Symphyotrichum aster
Species Symphyotrichum oolentangiense skyblue aster