Symphyotrichum laeve (Aster laevis)
$3.50 – $8.95
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The 1″ flower heads have many blue petal-like ray flowers surrounding yellow disk flowers.
Leaves: The toothed, elliptical or lance-shaped leaves are 1-4″ long. The lower leaves have leaf stalks, the upper leaves clasp the stem. It is smooth to the touch.
Smooth Blue Aster is a beautiful and showy plant, but will grow fairly large in fertile soils. Foliage is smooth with a hint of blue. It has showy clusters of light blue to lavender flowers and is a fabulous source of nectar for bees and butterflies. Grows in open prairies and woodland edges and slopes. Excellent at attracting pollinating bees and other beneficial insects!
Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”