Symphyotrichum cordifolium, Blue Wood Aster, Heart leaf aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium, Blue Wood Aster, Heart leaf aster
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  • Item #: Sym CFL
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Average well drained soil:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
  • FACU - Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands:
  • Fragrant:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • Herbal / Medicinal Uses:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Medicinal Uses:
  • Moist Soil:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Part - Full Shade (less than 4 hours):
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Sandy soil, coarse texture:
  • Small Mammals:
  • Wildflower:
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 Common Name: blue wood aster  

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Eastern and central North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Pale blue to rich blue with yellow centers
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Gray-Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: This species flowers earlier in the South (June to August) than in the more northern regions of its range. According to Randi Eckel at Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, NJ, it begins flowering as early as late September continues into November in their area.

 

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