Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: average, sand, gravel/rock
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
Pricing & Availability
Symphyotrichum oolentangienseAlso known as:
sky blue American,
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.
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
Propagate from seed, or from cuttings taken in spring through early summer.
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
AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI
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