Aster (Symphyotrichum praealtum) in the Asters Database

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Rodney's Aster

Botanical names:
Symphyotrichum praealtum Accepted
Symphyotrichum praealtum var. subasperum Synonym
Aster praealtus Synonym
Symphyotrichum praealtum var. nebraskense Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 18 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem


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not sure which aster? by jmorth Nov 18, 2014 2:45 PM 5

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