Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’
The soft purple blooms of October Skies aromatic aster are a welcome sight in the late-season garden. This cultivar has a less bushy habit than the straight species, and is less likely to spread. This aster does well in a wide variety of soil types but prefers full sun. Crushing the leaves releases a pleasant scent, hence the specific epithet. This cultivar will not grow true from seed, so it may be worth considering measures to prevent self-seeding.
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