Smooth Blue Aster
Symphyotrichum laeve, syn. Aster laevis
Height: 1-5 feet
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil Type: Moist soil, but is very drought tolerant. Can also handle seasonal flooding.
Bloom Time: August – October
Flower Color: Small blue flowers with yellow disk centers
Foliage: Smooth, blue-green waxy foliage and stems that are often purple tinted
Unassuming at first, smooth blue aster hits its stride in the fall, mushrooming into a wide cloud of beautiful pale blue to violet flowers.
Smooth, blue-green waxy foliage and stems that are often purple tinted.
Smooth blue asters attract butterflies.