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Bluebird Aster

SKU: AM017296
$13.32
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird'
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall

Description

'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.