Aster laevis Bluebird Smooth Blue AsterSKU: n/a.
Blanketed in intense robin’s egg blue flowers from top to bottom, when Bluebird Smooth Aster, Aster laevis, blooms in fall, few plants can compare. Its vase-like form and clean foliage further distinguish this excellent selection of our Missouri native. The laevis‑type Asters, also known as Smooth Asters, are commonly found in glades, open meadows, thickets and roadside banks along the eastern United States.
An important late season nectar source for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Smooth Aster prefers a sunny to part sun location in average soil. Its low water needs and drought tolerance makes it a good choice for dry areas, or anywhere you don’t want to drag the hose. Pretty in meadows, perennial beds, cutting and cottage gardens.
Introduced by the outstanding Mount Cuba Center Botanical Garden, whose mission is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and to support the habitats that sustain them.
Plant in sunny locations. Although drought tolerant, for best results water during dry spells and when plants are setting up buds and blooming.
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