Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Aster oblongifolius)
$3.50 – $8.95
Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Bloom: August -October
Flowers: Compound, daisy-like
Leaves: The rough toothless leaves grow from a sticky or hoary stem.
These upland plants are particularly good on rocky, sandy or gravelly soils and will work well in a rock garden setting. The lavender to violet, daisy-like flowers are especially good at attracting pollinating insects. This plant is a food source for both the larval stage and the adult stage of the many kinds of butterflies. Excellent source of nectar!
Other Uses: Leaves have a pleasant fragrance when crushed!
Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”