Aster Bluebird

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Butterfly Host Plant and Nectar Source
Aster Bluebird provides sky-at-dusk blue flower clusters in profusion atop vase-shaped plants. Trouble-free foliage. End-of-season flowering for Northern gardens. Superb in warmer areas. Asters provide a nectar source for butterflies as well as a host plant for their larvae. Clusters of daisy-like flowers are produced at the tips of branching stems and create a stunning display against the dark green foliage. Pairs nicely with ornamental grasses.

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Code ASBL
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species laevis
Height Tall 4'
Spacing Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time Late Summer to Late Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
4-9
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Aster General Information

Asters are invaluable in the hardy border, adding superb color in the autumn. Very durable and long lived. Even heavy, wet soils will suit them. Richer soils will generally yield taller plants. Mounds of color begin in September, in a full range of colors. Asters support bees and butterflies right up until season's end. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Aster Plant Care

Pinch back and divide like mums for best display. General rule of thumb is to pinch until 4th of July and not after. Pinching yields better branching and more flowers. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Avoid wet overwintering conditions. Remove spent flowers to prevent reseeding.