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