Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Common name: Common Blue Wood Aster

Native plant

Heart-Leaved Asters are usually found in part shade conditions, such as woodland edges and openings.  Plants produce dense clusters of abundant light blue to light purple flowers.  As with all asters, they bloom late summer to early fall, last for about 1 to 2 months, and attract a wide range of bees, butterflies and other pollinators looking for their last bit of nectar and pollen for the season.  Plant height can be reduced by trimming back in late May to early June.  

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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period

Fall

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Light Blue

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

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