Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'
Aromatic aster

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
DESCRIPTION
Aromatic aster
Aster oblongifolius '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: -18in. Wide x -18in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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