Aster oblongifolius, Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Aromatic Aster

Aromatic Aster, Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, brings rich color to the late season garden with thousands of sky blue daisy-like blossoms. Very easy to grow in average or even poor soil, yet does best with a shovelful or two of compost. A butterfly favorite. A Missouri native with fragrant foliage. Works well as a ground cover and for naturalized areas. Also known as Aster oblongifolium.

A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See more Pollinator Buffet plants here.

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Additional Information

Botanical Name

Aster oblongifolium, Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Common Name

Aster

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

12-36″

Width

12-36″

Uses

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

Resistance

Drought

Soil

Average, Clay, Poor, Rocky

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial