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Symphyotrichum georgianum

Native Plants

Georgia Aster

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Summary

Georgia aster is a gorgeous late-blooming member of the aster family. Its unusually deep violet, narrow-petaled flowers are about 2” across, and bloom from October until frost.  The plant spreads by underground roots at a moderate rate forming a nice broad clump.  It is easily kept to the size you like with a sharp spade. Symphyotrichum georgianum grows well in average soil and can grow in full sun to filtered shade.  It grows beautifully in the perennial border or the native meadow garden with Schizachyrium scoparium, Andropogon virginicus, Muhlenbergia capillaris, Helianthus angustifolius ‘Mellow Yellow’, Rudbeckia fulgida, Euthamia caroliniana, and Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-fall, mid-fall
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    lavender, purple 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown