Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (Fall Aster)

$ 11.98

Size

Comment: Dormant

If you are creating a wildlife habitat, planting a Fall Aster is a must. This tough perennial may be easily overlooked until the fall when it provides an explosion of bright purple blooms. It is truly a showstopper then. It is adaptable and not fussy about soil, and looks best planted in groupings or surrounded by other perennials. Providing late season nectar for pollinators, Fall Aster is a valuable addition to any pollinator garden.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Sun to part shade
Bloom color Purple
Bloom time Fall
Mature height 1-3 ft
Mature spread 2-3 ft
Attracts Birds, butterflies, bees
Notes Native bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)