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Great Native Plant -- Smooth Aster

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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Great Design Plant: Smooth Aster, the Wonder Pollinator
Botanical name: Symphyotrichum laeveCommon name: Smooth asterOrigin: U.S. native to the mountain West, northern Plains and Midwest, and scattered throughout the eastern U.S. Where it will grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; find your zone); best planted if native to your areaWater requirement: Medium to dry soilLight requirement: Full sun to 25 percent shadeMature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wideBenefits and tolerances: Very low maintenance; superb pollinator plantSeasonal interest: Great midfall bloom over about two weeksWhen to plant: Spring to fall; seed in fall or winter

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khall1957 added this to khall1957's Ideas
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Color
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smooth aster
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Symphyotrichum leave. - smooth aster. Has no hairy stems or leaves. Insects love it.
sanskie added this to Landscape Ideas
July 16, 2014
Symphyotrichum laeve - smooth aster - plant in fall
Dawn added this to Landscaping
July 9, 2014
Asters
michaelapond1 added this to michaelapond1's ideas
June 29, 2014
smooth aster. Pretty flower makes good covering needs full sun to 24 % shade. Great midfall bloom for 2 weeks
mecich added this to Front Yard
June 26, 2014
Plants | Smooth Aster
ordie678 added this to Outside Entertaining
June 25, 2014
Smooth aster for color, bees.
Jon Sunderland added this to Back yard
June 22, 2014
Botanical name: Symphyotrichum laeve Common name: Smooth aster Origin: U.S. native to the mountain West, northern Plains and Midwest, and scattered throughout the eastern U.S. Where it will grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; find your zone); best planted if native to your area Water requirement: Medium to dry soil Light requirement: Full sun to 25 percent shade Mature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Very low maintenance; superb pollinator plant Seasonal interest: Great midfall bloom over about two weeks When to plant: Spring to fall; seed in fall or winter
dautko added this to Garden
June 22, 2014
Smooth Aster. Again, low maintenance, and hardy. Midfall bloom.
ggdrive added this to House Inspiration - Exterior - Plants
June 19, 2014
Symphyotrichum laeve (Smooth aster) NE native - scattered areas
rdennis60 added this to Exterior Ideas
June 18, 2014
There are very few plants in my native garden that go above and beyond the wildlife value of smooth aster. In fall many insects are migrating or getting ready to slumber, so are storing up on nectar and pollen. When I walk by smooth aster and slowly move my arm a few feet above the plant, hundreds of insects lift like an inverted snowfall. All kinds of hungry bees, moths, flies, beetles and butterflies emerge into the air in a confetti storm. Try this aster. You won’t be disappointed. by Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens Benjamin Vogt / Monarch GardensSaveEmail Botanical name: Symphyotrichum laeve Common name: Smooth aster Origin: U.S. native to the mountain West, northern Plains and Midwest, and scattered throughout the eastern U.S. Where it will grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; find your zone); best planted if native to your area Water requirement: Medium to dry soil Light requirement: Full sun to 25 percent shade Mature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Very low maintenance; superb pollinator plant Seasonal interest: Great midfall bloom over about two weeks When to plant: Spring to fall; seed in fall or winter
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June 17, 2014
Bug food.
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June 17, 2014
Smooth aster
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June 17, 2014
fall color good for bees
Cathy O'Grady added this to gardening
June 17, 2014
Aster
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June 17, 2014
Smooth Aster, symphyotrichum laeve, needs full sun to 25% shade, attracts pollinators, moths, butterflies, bees
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June 17, 2014
Plant idea
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June 16, 2014
smooth aster
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June 16, 2014
Astor. Pollinator
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June 16, 2014
Fall flowers
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June 16, 2014
great plant
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June 16, 2014
Botanical : Symphyotrichum laeve Common name: Smooth aster Origin: U.S. native to the mountain West, northern Plains and Midwest, and scattered throughout the eastern U.S. Where it will grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; ); best planted if native to your area Water requirement: Medium to dry soil Light requirement: Full sun to 25 percent shade Mature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Very low maintenance; superb pollinator plant Seasonal interest: Great midfall bloom over about two weeks When to plant: Spring to fall; seed in fall or winter
jeannabean28 added this to Outdoor Spaces
June 16, 2014
Botanical name: Symphyotrichum laeve Common name: Smooth aster Origin: U.S. native to the mountain West, northern Plains and Midwest, and scattered throughout the eastern U.S. Where it will grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; find your zone); best planted if native to your area Water requirement: Medium to dry soil Light requirement: Full sun to 25 percent shade Mature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Very low maintenance; superb pollinator plant Seasonal interest: Great midfall bloom over about two weeks When to plant: Spring to fall; seed in fall or winter
shelleytree added this to shelleytree's Ideas
June 15, 2014
Attracts butterflies
Paula Shores added this to paula_shores's Ideas
June 15, 2014
Smooth aster
razorsue added this to landscape
June 15, 2014
smooth aster, full sun to 25% shade, medium to dry soil, hardy to -30
cueindy added this to cueindy's ideas
June 15, 2014
Aster flores
jlrmen added this to Outdoor spaces
June 15, 2014
good pollinator
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June 15, 2014
good pollinator
bowchik added this to garden area
June 15, 2014
Botanical name: Symphyotrichum laeve Common name: Smooth aster Origin: U.S. native to the mountain West, northern Plains and Midwest, and scattered throughout the eastern U.S. Where it will grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; find your zone); best planted if native to your area Water requirement: Medium to dry soil Light requirement: Full sun to 25 percent shade Mature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Very low maintenance; superb pollinator plant Seasonal interest: Great midfall bloom over about two weeks When to plant: Spring to fall; seed in fall or winter
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June 15, 2014
Smooth aster
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June 15, 2014
smooth aster
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June 15, 2014
tough flowers
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June 15, 2014
pollinator
christietoo added this to FUTURE GARDEN IDEAS
June 15, 2014
Smooth Aster, the Wonder Pollinator Photo 1 of 3 Botanical name: Symphyotrichum laeve Common name: Smooth aster Origin: U.S. native to the mountain West, northern Plains and Midwest, and scattered throughout the eastern U.S. Where it will grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; find your zone); best planted if native to your area Water requirement: Medium to dry soil Light requirement: Full sun to 25 percent shade Mature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Very low maintenance; superb pollinator plant Seasonal interest: Great midfall bloom over about two weeks When to plant: Spring to fall; seed in fall or winter
mysticmes added this to Plants
June 15, 2014
Smooth Aster native flower hardy
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June 15, 2014
smooth aster
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June 14, 2014
Fall bloom
Sigrid added this to Sigrid's ideas
June 12, 2014
Symphyotrichum laeve, Smooth Aster. Easy care, fall-bloomer, to 25% shade. Native to West, Midwest and scattered spots in East. Hardy to zone 4
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June 12, 2014
Aster
Louise Montgrain Profusion Realty of Christie's added this to Gardenism - Jardins privés
June 12, 2014
Great Design Plant: Smooth Aster, the Wonder Pollinator
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June 12, 2014
Smooth aster
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June 12, 2014
Smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve).
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