Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' - Aromatic aster
Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' - Aromatic aster
Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' - Aromatic aster

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' - Aromatic aster

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
DESCRIPTION

Aromatic aster
Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'
syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'

The flowers of this aster really are the color of October skies. This is a more compact, low, mounded version of ‘Raydon’s Favorite’. This is a butterfly favorite and also makes an excellent cut flower. Tolerates drought once established. Deer tend to leave this plant alone.

BENEFITS
  • Covered in violet-blue flowers from August well into fall
  • A preferred nectar source for many butterfly species
  • Deer resistant and drought tolerant once established
  • Host plant for Silvery Checkerspot Butterflies
  • Low maintenance, easy to grow
  • Considered to be of special value to native bees
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Native to dry prairies and rocky slopes in the Central and Eastern United States

 

INTERESTING FACTS
 
GROWING TIPS

 

Grow in full sun in average to dry soil.

 

Mature Size: 12-18in. Tall x 12-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun

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