Bluebird Aster

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The soothing blue hues of 'Bluebird' Smooth Aster feed our spirits and benefit birds, bees, and butterflies too, making it an essential addition to the late-season garden. Imagine dusky blue clouds of daisy-like flowers harmonizing with the golds, bronzes, and yellows of the late-summer to late-fall perennial garden. An easy-care, deer-resistant native perennial for sunny sites. (Symphyotrichum laeve)
Zones 4 - 8
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 36-48" tall , 24-30" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
'Bluebird' Smooth Aster is a workhorse of the late summer to fall garden, with pale blue 1-inch flowers that cover the plant in color, feeding pollinators and birds as they prepare for winter. Good for cut flowers too. Asters thrive in average soil and are drought tolerant once established. Plant them in a sunny spot and water moderately until well established. Native to midwestern North America, they are easy to grow, with no need for special fertilizers or care. For maximum flowers and a denser habit, simply pinch the branches back in the spring. They will gradually grow to 36-48" tall in masses up to 30" wide creating a fall focal point in the garden. Divide Asters every 2-3 years to keep flowers blooming. Plant them near Echinacea or Delphinium where they can continue the bloom parade once the summer flowers have faded.
More Information
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Bluebird Aster
Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird'
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Lance shaped, slightly glossy folliage.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Dry Sites
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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