smooth blue aster (Aster laevis)

numerous purple to lavender star-like ray flowers with small yellow centers

smooth blue aster

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!

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