Aster cordifolius, Blue Wood Aster

Aster cordifolius, Blue Wood Aster

A lovely Missouri native aster, Blue Wood Aster, Aster cordifolius, produces clouds of rich blue flowers in late summer and fall in the shade. It works well under trees and along the edges of woodlands. Its showy masses of flowers that range in color from dark blue to pale blue surround sunny yellow centers. Plants grow naturally in woods and meadows. Good for naturalize areas, and cottage and butterfly gardens. Makes a delightful cut flower. Deer resistant. Nectar source for butterflies. Also know as Symphyotrichum cordifolius.

Planting instructions. Blue Wood Aster prefers a part shade location, but will tolerate sun or shade. For best flowering place in a site that gets 3 hours or more of sun, morning sun with afternoon shade works well. Easily grow in average, dry or moist soil. They do not like consistently wet soil.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Aster cordifolius, Symphotrichum cordifolium

Common Name

Aster, Blue Wood Aster

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Summer, Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade, Sun

Height

24-36″

Width

24-36″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Soil

Average, Dry, Moist, Poor, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial