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Symphyotrichum turbinellum

Native Plants

Prairie Aster

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Prairie aster is an underused yet very attractive aster for early to mid-autumn with its stunning flowers, disease resistant foliage and vigorous growth. This clump forming aster produces abundant, pale violet-blue flowers with yellow centers. They are displayed on stiff, wiry stems giving the plant an open and billowy, cloud-like appearance. This perennial, with pale blue-green foliage and a 3′ tall, shrub-like form is drought tolerant and prefers sunny conditions. Prairie aster makes a fine addition to borders or meadow landscapes and combines nicely with Rudbeckia triloba, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’, Euthamia caroliniana, and Schizachyrium scoparium.

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  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    early-fall, mid-fall
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Other Scientific Names

    Aster turbinellus

  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown, tan