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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Central Plains Gardener's October Checklist
This is my garden in mid- to late October (zone 5). The tall tree in back is bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), a deciduous conifer that turns lovely orange and copper. In the front is amsonia gone yellow and aromatic aster (aster oblongifolius) still in bloom. To the left is an 'Autum Joy' sedum with burnt-red seed heads. When summer blooms are a distant memory, this diverse color palette nearly trumps that of mid-July.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Great Design Plant: Aromatic Aster Keeps on Blooming
How to use it. In this photo aromatic aster is a late-season accent among perennials that are already bare and ugly. It can really pick up the slack when everything else has lost its leaves. You could also use it as a shrub border, or as a front-of-the-border plant in a more formal design.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 5 Great Plants for Borders and Screens
See those low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 4 Elements of a Stunning Fall Garden
Late-fall blooms, like aromatic aster, can provide another element of texture. Notice how the short, shrubby asters lead up to the green Baptisia australis, then up to a young bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), and how the bloom and leaf textures are all different.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Why Fall Is the Best Time for Planting
How long into fall that you can plant obviously varies by location: In the northern regions or at higher elevations, you’ll want to be digging in August and September, whereas toward the coasts and the southern regions you might be able to go into December (Christmas presents!). Over the years I’ve come to do most of my planting and dividing in fall, so that when spring comes, all I have to do is go outside and enjoy the fruits of my autumn labor. The plants will thank you with more robust root systems and hopefully a show worth savoring from the nearest garden bench.More:Make This Fall’s Garden the Best EverMore Houzz guides to fall gardening
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 10 Essential Wildflowers for the U.S. Central Plains
Aromatic Aster(Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)Native from the northern to southern Plains, North Dakota to Wisconsin and south to Arkansas and TexasThis is one of the last, if not the last, asters to bloom each fall — sometimes into early November. Aromatic aster forms a small, shrubby shape about 12 to 18 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet in diameter. Its two best attributes? High drought tolerance, and it’s a superb final pitstop for migrating and overwintering insects. Plus, its bluish-purple blooms laugh at frosts — even a few freezes don’t seem to phase it. Perfect in drifts, as specimens or used in place of small shrubs. I’ve also seen many a bird and rabbit hiding inside aromatic aster on a snowy winter’s day. It will thrive in full sun, in rocky to gravelly soil to well-drained clay. Plant it and forget it — seriously.See how to grow aromatic asterMore: Browse plants native to your region

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Laura added this to Curb appeal
March 2, 2015
By mailbox
Kate Olsen added this to backyard
February 8, 2015
Colors are too random, lacks an unified look
mandypops added this to Landscaping
February 6, 2015
Aromatic Aster
joannoh added this to outside
February 6, 2015
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) Native from the northern to southern Plains, North Dakota to Wisconsin and south to Arkansas and Texas This is one of the last, if not the last, asters to bloom each fall — sometimes into early November. Aromatic aster forms a small, shrubby shape about 12 to 18 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet in diameter. Its two best attributes? High drought tolerance, and it’s a superb final pitstop for migrating and overwintering insects. Plus, its bluish-purple blooms laugh at frosts — even a few freezes don’t seem to phase it. Perfect in drifts, as specimens or used in place of small shrubs. I’ve also seen many a bird and rabbit hiding inside aromatic aster on a snowy winter’s day. It will thrive in full sun, in rocky to gravelly soil to well-drained clay. Plant it and forget it — seriously.
dawnsigel added this to Garden
February 2, 2015
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens SaveEmail Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) Native from the northern to southern Plains, North Dakota to Wisconsin and south to Arkansas and Texas This is one of the last, if not the last, asters to bloom each fall — sometimes into early November. Aromatic aster forms a small, shrubby shape about 12 to 18 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet in diameter. Its two best attributes? High drought tolerance, and it’s a superb final pitstop for migrating and overwintering insects. Plus, its bluish-purple blooms laugh at frosts — even a few freezes don’t seem to phase it. Perfect in drifts, as specimens or used in place of small shrubs. I’ve also seen many a bird and rabbit hiding inside aromatic aster on a snowy winter’s day. It will thrive in full sun, in rocky to gravelly soil to well-drained clay. Plant it and forget it — seriously.
kgo4it added this to Garden Inspiration
February 1, 2015
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) Native from the northern to southern Plains, North Dakota to Wisconsin and south to Arkansas and Texas This is one of the last, if not the last, asters to bloom each fall — sometimes into early November. Aromatic aster forms a small, shrubby shape about 12 to 18 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet in diameter. Its two best attributes? High drought tolerance, and it’s a superb final pitstop for migrating and overwintering insects. Plus, its bluish-purple blooms laugh at frosts — even a few freezes don’t seem to phase it. Perfect in drifts, as specimens or used in place of small shrubs. I’ve also seen many a bird and rabbit hiding inside aromatic aster on a snowy winter’s day. It will thrive in full sun, in rocky to gravelly soil to well-drained clay. Plant it and forget it — seriously.
kpwjhw added this to Cabin
February 1, 2015
The natural look of the combination of flowers
davisjen added this to outside
February 1, 2015
-aster
qatrina added this to Native plants for mid-Maryland
February 1, 2015
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) - not sure if native to MD. One of last asters to bloom in fall - can go to early Nov., freeze tolerant. Thrives in full sun, in rocky to gravelly soil to well-drained clay. Small, shrubby shape about 12 to 18 in. tall and 2 to 3 ft. wide.
judywinkel added this to Landscape
February 1, 2015
Aster
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January 31, 2015
Aromatic Astor
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January 30, 2015
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)
sregehr added this to Central Plains Wildflowers
January 30, 2015
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium). Blue colored.Last to bloom each fall. Small shrubby shape 12-18" ta;; tp 2-3' in diameter.High drought tolerance. Insects.
txhome4us added this to txhome4us's ideas
January 30, 2015
This may be perfect. check it out.
Margo Mae added this to margo_mae's Ideas
January 30, 2015
Plant
Sigrid added this to Gardens
January 30, 2015
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) End of fall, puts up with frost.
jj1roberts added this to jj1roberts's Ideas
January 30, 2015
Aromatic aster
ncprhouse added this to landscape
January 11, 2015
See those low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
gingergmorrison added this to GARDENING
December 28, 2014
aromatic aster
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November 30, 2014
kschedler added this to outside front
October 25, 2014
color and height
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October 15, 2014
backyard design
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October 14, 2014
varying neights
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October 13, 2014
nature coloure
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October 12, 2014
Did not realize how beautiful Autum is!
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October 12, 2014
Time to get planting!
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October 12, 2014
Good closter
Lynn Anne Miller added this to Leadchick's Ideas
October 12, 2014
Planting in fall is the best time to garden.
mjkjrobinson added this to gardens
October 11, 2014
awesome garden
thomasod added this to thomasod's ideas
October 11, 2014
garden
cboeding added this to Landscape Ideas
October 1, 2014
aster oblongifolius
ncprhouse added this to 2125
September 26, 2014
See those low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
grandma408 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 28, 2014
asters bloom late
semcclu added this to Landscaping
August 25, 2014
hlilside
stephanielynnp added this to matt and kerry plants
July 16, 2014
blue bushes
mollyj26 added this to exterior redo
June 17, 2014
flower shrub
Marta Schulenburg added this to Marta Schulenburg's perfect garden ideas
June 15, 2014
colors and textures
bryansjewel added this to Yard
May 16, 2014
Blue flower...aster
clayconnie added this to ClayConnie Ideabook
May 10, 2014
sumac & flowers
kml4 added this to kml4's ideas
May 8, 2014
like the blue flowers
sylviacoleman added this to Landscape Ideas
May 1, 2014
low maintenance; low water; colorful
cmorse1 added this to M&
April 30, 2014
Dont like. Too wild. Like plants are not clumped together.
Airton Omena added this to airton_omena's Ideas
April 26, 2014
Cores
dextertracy added this to garden
April 26, 2014
autumn garden with asters
Ryan Cole added this to ryan_cole3285's Ideas
April 22, 2014
No grass.
Alicia Wilson added this to alicia_wilson3450300's ideas
April 1, 2014
aromatic aster
emackerel added this to Fairway Ridge Garden
March 25, 2014
Aromatic aster Blue Skies; cut asters in half before July 4th to keep tidy, rounder shrub, slightly bluer flowers
Jennifer Evans added this to jennifer_evans28's kitchen ideas
March 23, 2014
tree
torin added this to Front yard
March 3, 2014
larch?
dwalli added this to dwalli's ideas
February 20, 2014
Good for wild life - and for getting lost in, at least in a mind sort of way.
judith195 added this to Plants
February 16, 2014
low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
maisiereece added this to gardening
February 16, 2014
aromatic aster
rcurry02 added this to landscape
February 16, 2014
aster
psho added this to psho's ideas
February 3, 2014
Wild natural monarch garden
mjkjrobinson added this to Landscape Ideas
January 30, 2014
nice
annaebv added this to annaebv's Ideas
January 25, 2014
Love the mess.
Margaret Lenihan added this to margaret_lenihan's Ideas
January 23, 2014
More planting
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January 20, 2014
Colors
cambrose added this to Landscape
December 27, 2013
See those low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
jackiek819 added this to Gardening
December 22, 2013
Aromatic Aster, purple.
casher1969 added this to casher1969's ideas
December 5, 2013
color
kideus11 added this to Give Me A Garden
December 3, 2013
They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November.
bratgirl added this to Garden Plants
December 3, 2013
Aromatic Aster Symphyotrichum oblongifolium. Blue Perennial bush
tdunlevy added this to Plants & Landscaping
December 3, 2013
low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
tsidney added this to outdoor
December 2, 2013
Aromatic aster
suzie800 added this to suzie800's ideas
December 2, 2013
color
gypsynataliia added this to gypsynataliia's ideas
December 1, 2013
aromatic ASTER
cgibbs116 added this to cgibbs116's ideas
December 1, 2013
aster-like
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December 1, 2013
yard
bob harmel added this to Exterior Ideas
November 30, 2013
Great perennials for texture & color
kayefrances added this to kayefrances's ideas
November 30, 2013
it perennial & likes dry soil
whiteshoes9304 added this to whiteshoes9304's Ideas
November 29, 2013
blue aromatic aster
Kathleen Dahl added this to Plant fences and borders
November 28, 2013
The blue, yellow and orange red as a combination.
lyndadennis added this to lyndadennis's Ideas
November 28, 2013
Perennials
belenas added this to belenas's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Jardin
hayataher added this to hayataher's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Shrubs and plants
jri23 added this to Garden
November 27, 2013
Blue flower for patio border
brstern2 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 27, 2013
See those low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
1rkane added this to 1rkane's ideas
November 27, 2013
For screening ? For dry areas ?
bellverde added this to Outdoors
November 27, 2013
Aromatic aster
janr1234 added this to Garden
November 27, 2013
See those low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November.
theresasp added this to landscaping, plants
November 27, 2013
aromatic aster
cre8ivtxn added this to cre8ivtxn's ideas
November 27, 2013
color, texture
ourproject2013 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 27, 2013
blue flowering mounds - aromatic aster - symphyotrichum oblongifolium
marshy01 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 27, 2013
purple asters
Mary Kayser added this to Outdoor space
November 27, 2013
See those low, blue-flowering mounds? They're aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) — native from the Rockies to most of the East Coast. This perennial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still blooming into early November. A lover of sun to partial sun and dry soil, it will bring in the last of the pollinating insects every autumn. Reaching no more than 2 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide after a few years, this aster is a front-of-the-border showstopper that's truly low maintenance.
lawbutler added this to lawbutler's ideas
November 27, 2013
ideas for planting in front of Water Street next year
Dotty Wright added this to dotty_wright's ideas
November 27, 2013
Aromatic Aster
folkemr added this to landscaping
November 27, 2013
for back rock garden -- blue-flow­er­ing mounds, aro­matic na­tive from the Rock­ies to most of the East Coast. This peren­nial shrugs off many hard freezes with gusto while still bloom­ing into early No­vem­ber.
Karen Filloon added this to Gardens and More
November 27, 2013
blue asters - lasting through frosts
mmti added this to mmti's ideas
November 27, 2013
Aromatic aster
charleviox added this to charleviox's ideas
November 27, 2013
Plants for borders, etc.
sailnmuffin added this to Landscaping
November 27, 2013
aromatic aster - non-native to Southwest, but might handle the climate at 6000'. (Must study some more...)
amalvika added this to plants and shrubs
November 27, 2013
Plants
nancyrp55 added this to nancyrp55's ideas
November 27, 2013
low profile flowering perennial
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November 16, 2013
Next to jams shed. Aromatic aster
Leigh Peterson added this to Garden envy
November 11, 2013
Herbaceous perennials
carlysss added this to carlysss's ideas
November 10, 2013
Aromatic Astor low maintenance
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November 10, 2013
Aromatic aster
1700plr added this to 1700plr's ideas
November 10, 2013
Shrubs and flowers
johntinnin added this to johntinnin's Ideas
November 9, 2013
Great screen plants and shrubs
nancy199 added this to nancy199's Ideas
November 8, 2013
5 great plants for borders and screens
Rebecca Knight added this to Plants
November 7, 2013
Aromatic Aster sounds a lot cooler than mums!
graygreen added this to Garden--flowers/shrubs
November 7, 2013
Aromatic aster
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November 7, 2013
Perennials
taraportelli added this to backyard oasis
November 7, 2013
flowering bush in november
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October 12, 2013
Entrada
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October 6, 2013
Aster
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October 6, 2013
Plantas1
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October 6, 2013
Asters
Liz Schiek Beaty added this to liz_schiekbeaty's Ideas
October 5, 2013
Need to plant
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October 5, 2013
Late season aster
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October 5, 2013
Nice tree
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January 23, 2013
Colors of plants
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November 23, 2012
colors
Kris Baldwin added this to Landscaping
September 30, 2012
the colors, the layout
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September 30, 2012
Great fall garden
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September 29, 2012
Fall Colors-W
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