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Symphyotrichum georgianum

Native Plants

Georgia Aster

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Summary

Georgia aster (Symphyotrichum georgianum) 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. Georgia aster 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 little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus), hair-awn muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris), Mellow Yellow swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius‘Mellow Yellow’), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), slender goldentop (Euthamia caroliniana), andBluebird smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laevevar.laeve‘Bluebird’). Formerly known as Aster georgianus. Zones 4-9.   


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