Aromatic Aster, Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, 4in Potted Plant, Asteraceae, Organic, GMO Free
4in Potted Plant
Name: Aromatic Aster
Scientific Name: Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
This aster has a bushy and mounding habit and displays medium blooms in a violet blue color. Even more appealing is the lovely scent that these blooms give off, a favorite of butterflies and other pollenators as well. Great for butterfly gardens or to fill in landscaping beds.
Origination: North America
Recommended Uses: Ornamental
Height: 1-3 ft (1 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-8
Flower Color: Violet, blue
Maturity: 90 Days
Other: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly host plant
Full Sun, Moderate Water
When starting seeds, wait until the threat of frost has passed then plants seeds 1/8 in deep in seed starting mix using small pots or trays. You can also get several weeks head start indoors using seed trays. In both cases place seeds in bright indirect light, and keep seeds damp until germination. Once the plants are fairly established (two sets of true leaves) they can be transplanted into beds, although seedlings started indoors may need to be acclimated before placing into direct full sun. Established plants will require at least a weekly watering, but thrive with a fair amount of water – although there’s no need for the soil to be constantly saturated.