Common name: smooth blue aster
Botanical name: Aster laevis
Light: full to partial sun
Height: 18 – 36 inches
Water: moderate to low, grows bushy with water
Soil type: sandy loam but tolerates most soils
Perennial wildflower with numerous purple to lavender star-like ray flowers in August to October; spreads freely; great for late fall color and late season pollinators!