Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum) in the Asters Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Symphyotrichum puniceum Accepted
Aster puniceus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2-6 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

credit: John Cameron

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tall weed w dark single stem and slender leaves by ssph Jun 19, 2018 2:26 PM 10

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