Aromatic Aster


Photo credit: USFWS, pd

 

Aromatic Aster
(Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)

 

Height:

    • 1 – 3 feet

Bloom:

    • Sept. – Oct.

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun (best) to part sun

Soil moisture:

    • Dry to medium

Used by:

    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage),
    • Birds (seeds)

Note:

    • The leaves are the aromatic part of this flower.
    • Can be trimmed back in the late spring or early summer to promote bushiness.
    • Excellent late season source of nectar and pollen.

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Common Buckeye

Bicolored Sweat Bee

Leave Fields of Fall Wildflowers for Pollinators

Painted Ladies

Fall asters provide late season boost to pollinators

 

Native range in North America:

 

 

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