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Smooth Aster

Smooth Aster

Aster laevis

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Height: 2 to 3'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: September to November

Bloom Color: Violet

Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained., Average, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

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Description

Keystone Value: The Aster (Aster) genus supports over 90 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Smooth aster is a lovely perennial typically occurring in prairies, dry open woods, roadside banks and thickets. It gets stunning violet/purple flowers with yellow centers in open, loose clusters in autumn. This makes it a necessary late-season food source for butterflies and pollinators. This plant looks fantastic in borders, cottage gardens and meadows. It is tolerant of drought, erosion, and dry or shallow-rocky Soil. Additionally, aster has no insect or disease concerns, and is extremely resistant to mildew making it an excellent low maintenance addition to any garden!
This species is a host plant for the lovely Pearl Crescent butterfly, pictured above.


 

Additional information

Height

2 to 3'

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

September to November

Bloom Color

Violet

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained., Average, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.