PLANT BASE

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Aromatic aster

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
1-3'
1-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Domed, clumping
Flower
Perennial

Aromatic American Aster, Fall Aster, Wild Blue Aster, Shale Aster

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-October
Violet/ pinkish
Summer bloom
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Rocky, calcerous, well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Dry prairies and rocky slopes
New York to North Carolina, West to New Mexico and Montana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-rocky soil, Drought, Erosion
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-rocky soil, Drought, Erosion
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Plants decline if there is competition from taller plants
COMPANION PLANTS
Arkansas blue star,Black eyed susan,Sideoats grama
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
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