Sky-Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) Landscape

Skyblue Aster / Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
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anniekendall
Annie Thornton added this to Beautify Your Garden With These 15 Blue FlowersJan 30, 2017

Skyblue Aster(Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)This central U.S. native grows 2 to 3 feet tall and boasts bright blue flowers in fall that pollinators love. In addition, this drought-tolerant, clay-tolerant aster is a host plant to butterfly and moth species. Bloom season: Early to mid fallCold tolerance: Hardy to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 40 degrees Celsius (zones 3 to 8)Origin: New York and from Ohio south to Alabama and west from South Dakota to Texas Water requirement: Low to moderateLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeWhen to plant: Plant potted or bare-root plants in late spring to late fall; sow seeds in late fall through late spring.See how to grow skyblue asterTell us: Do you have a favorite blue flower growing in your garden? Share a photo in the Comments.

benjaminvogt
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Great Design Plant: Skyblue Aster (Symphyotrichum Oolentangiense)Sep 11, 2015

Distinguishing traits. Skyblue aster forms a pleasing mound of arching leaves and short, erect stems that lasts through summer; the lower leaves are larger and tend to be heart-shaped. Tall, thin stems shoot up as fall starts, with masses of bright pollinator-attractor flowers following soon after. Seeds form after the flowers, which bring in the birds. How to use it. While it can take dappled shade, skyblue aster needs full sun for more robust growth and more blooms. Consider using it as an architectural specimen among shortgrasses like sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis), or plant it in masses for more showstopping punch from a distance — massing provides more of a beacon to pollinators. Many native bee species forage only on asters, and larvae of the silvery checkerspot and pearl crescent butterflies feed on the leaves, as do several moth species.Photo by Joshua Mayer

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sigrida
Sigrid added this to Plants to buyMar 11, 2018

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (formerly Aster azureus) Skyblue aster, sky blue aster, azure aster Native to NY, not to ME

pewaschek
pewaschek added this to pewaschek's ideasMar 29, 2017

Sky-blue aster will grow in Minneapolis.

lzfitz
lzfitz added this to PlantsFeb 26, 2017

Skyblue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) This central U.S. native grows 2 to 3 feet tall and boasts bright blue flowers in fall that pollinators love. In addition, this drought-tolerant, clay-tolerant aster is a host plant to butterfly and moth species. Bloom season: Early to mid fall Cold tolerance: Hardy to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 40 degrees Celsius (zones 3 to 8) Origin: New York and from Ohio south to Alabama and west from South Dakota to Texas Water requirement: Low to moderate Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade When to plant: Plant potted or bare-root plants in late spring to late fall; sow seeds in late fall through late spring.

gcutting24
Grant Cutting added this to FlowersFeb 26, 2017

Skyblue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) This central U.S. native grows 2 to 3 feet tall and boasts bright blue flowers in fall that pollinators love. In addition, this drought-tolerant, clay-tolerant aster is a host plant to butterfly and moth species. Bloom season: Early to mid fall Cold tolerance: Hardy to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 40 degrees Celsius (zones 3 to 8) Origin: New York and from Ohio south to Alabama and west from South Dakota to Texas Water requirement: Low to moderate Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade When to plant: Plant potted or bare-root plants in late spring to late fall; sow seeds in late fall through late spring.

ksmonte10
Kim Montenegro added this to Wish ListFeb 26, 2017

Skyblue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

fistou
fistou added this to JardinFeb 26, 2017

Skyblue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) Grows 2 to 3 feet tall and boasts bright blue flowers in fall that pollinators love. In addition, this drought-tolerant, clay-tolerant aster is a host plant to butterfly and moth species. Early to mid fall. Zones 3 to 8. Water requirement: Low to moderate. Full sun to partial shade. Plant potted or bare-root plants in late spring to late fall; sow seeds in late fall through late spring.

bfreeman
bfreeman added this to bfreeman's FavoritesFeb 26, 2017

I am looking to crest a wild and cheery look

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