common blue wood aster Aster cordifolius syn. Symphotrichum cordifolium
This easy-to-grow native perennial is at home in the sun or shade. For the best flowering plant in an area with at least 3 hrs of sunlight. Masses of pale blue rayed, yellow-centered daises inject an electrifying burst of color in the late summer and autumn. Even better, butterflies love to visit its copious blooms!
Native pollinators love it
Riveting in the late summer garden
Easy to grow
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native,adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Grows well in partial sun to partially shaded landscape average to dry soil. Occasional watering is required. At least 3 hours of sunlight is needed for good flowering.