Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Common name: Sky Blue Aster

Native plant

Sky Blue Aster has abundant light blue to light purple flowers that occur in branched, sprawling clusters at the terminal end of the plant.  As with all asters, it blooms late summer to early fall, lasts for about 1 month, and attracts a wide range of bees, butterflies and other pollinators looking for their last bit of nectar and pollen for the season.  Being drought tolerant, this plant does well in drier soils.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Fall

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Blue

Fall color

Yellow

Size

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

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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