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Symphyotrichum shortii (NGN)

Short's Aster

Purple mist of blooms in a forest or shady garden in autumn. The centers of the flowers start out yellow but turn brick red after pollination. Attracts butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps. Will self-sow and spread throughout an area, but individual plants are short-lived.
Height: 24-36 in
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: August,September,October
Hardiness Zone: 5 TO 8
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22500.38 38 Flat 52
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Vase Shaped
Light Conditions
Shade to Part Sun
Native Plant Community
Savanna
Woodland
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Hue
Light
Flower Height
24" to 36"
Flower Type
Head
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Medium
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
3/4"
Growth Rate
Fast

Possible Substitution Plants

Dalea purpurea
Liatris aspera