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Good for meadows, bird and butterflies, and use as a landscape ornamental. Aromatic aster is drought tolerant.

Good for meadows, bird and butterflies, and use as a landscape ornamental. Aromatic aster is drought tolerant. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aromatic aster

‘October Skies’ is shorter and produces bluer flowers than ‘Raydon’s Favorite’.

Forms a compound mound and does best in full sun in moist to dry soils.


Height:

2 ft

Spread:

2-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Blue

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Ground Cover
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • October

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

AKA Symphyotrichum o. 'October Skies'