Aster azureus
Sky Blue Aster

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DESCRIPTION
Sky Blue Aster
Aster azureus

This hardy native plant lights up the autumn garden with it's brilliant pale blue blooms. Found throughout the tallgrass prairie, Sky Blue Aster has addapted to a wide variety of locations from wet meadows to dry gravel outcrops. This is good news for the gardener because it will be happy in any sunny location! Attractive to butterflies and other nectar-loving insects.

BENEFITS
Outstanding blue-lavender daisy-like flowers
Loves full sun and is drought tolerant
Forms superb garden backdrop when planted in groups
Great food source for butterflies and birds
Attracts larger fowl to garden in late fall
Colorful blooms are great in fresh arrangements
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Aster azureus is found in dry or moist prairies, meadows, open woods, and rocky slopes from New York and Ontario to Saskatchewan and Minnesota south to Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas.

Interesting Facts

Late blooming asters are an important food source for butterflies and other beneficial insects in autumn.

GROWING TIPS

Plant in average, dry or moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Sky Blue Aster is rather indifferent to soil characteristics, and can flourish in soil that is loamy, sandy, rocky, or contains clay. It is easy to grow and very drought tolerant, though it may get powdery mildew on lower leaves after experiencing drought stress.

Mature Size: 2-3ft. Wide x 24-30in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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