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Perennial for open meadows, along stream and pond edges, showy aster offers bright, showy blooms.

Perennial for open meadows, along stream and pond edges, showy aster offers bright, showy blooms. 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 spectabilis

Showy aster

Bright violet single, graceful blooms encircle a yellow disk near the top of arching stem with grass green foliage. Found along pond's edge, stream banks, and open meadows. Perfectly simple, and simply perfect. Shared with us by our friend Jason Austin. 


Height:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

Violet

Aster spectabilis Characteristics

Exposure

  • Partial Shade to Full Sun

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Flowering Months

  • August
  • October
  • September

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

AKA Eurybia spectabilis

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database:http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=EUSP3