Aster oblongifolius
“Aromatic Aster”

Tolerant of clay, dry, rocky or sandy soil and coastal conditions. This super showy and low growing bushy, robust perennial is also valuable for being just about the last Aster to bloom in fall. Bursting into a mass of bloom in August till Oct-Nov, “Aromatic Aster” bears hundreds of 1 1/4” lavender blue daisies with yellow centers on slender stems and has aromatic leaves. Even before it blooms you’ll enjoy the attractive dense gray-green foliar mound it presents in the garden all Summer long. Like most perennial Asters, its also is an excellent habitat plant, highly attractive to butterflies, bees, caterpillars, moths and birds. Excellent cut flowers too! Cut back in early summer for a more compact plant. Cut back after bloom as well. To 2’ x 2’.

Claire Woods,

Sun/Part Sun

Avg./Low Water

USDA zones 3-10