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A great naturalizer for shaded areas, blue wood aster brightens up shady spots and attracts pollinators.

A great naturalizer for shaded areas, blue wood aster brightens up shady spots and attracts pollinators. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Aster cordifolius

Blue wood aster

A great naturalizer for woods’ edge and shade, Aster cordifolius features lovely arching flower stems. The blue flowers which bloom in early fall are sure to brighten up any shady spot. This plant prefers moist to dry conditions in full to light shade. 

The pollen and nectar of the flowers attract a variety of important pollinating insects, including butterflies, bees, and beetles.  


Height:

2-3 Feet

Spread:

2-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Blue

Aster cordifolius Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Shade to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing

Flowering Months

  • November
  • October
  • September

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

AKA Symphyotrichum cordifoilius

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SYCO4