Symphyotrichum laevis

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full sun, partial shade
Soils: Well-drained sandy soils
Bloom Time: Late summer – August, September, lavender flowers
Size: 2-3 feet in height

A non-aggressive rhizomatous root system allows the plant to spread slowly. In a garden setting, Smooth Blue Aster will persist for many years. The beautiful late blooming flowers attract many different pollinators.

Garden Companions

Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides), Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Nature Benefits

• Host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly and Silvery Checkerspot butterfly
• Attracts many different native bees and butterflies.

Native Habitat

Occurs naturally in fields and meadows.

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