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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"
  • Width: 24" – 36"
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: August, September, October
  • Hardiness Zone: 5 To 8
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Item Number Size Toolbox Notes Qty
22500.38 38 Flat 46
22500.PT 10 Flat 23
  • Plant Characteristics - Symphyotrichum shortii (NGN)

  • Attributes

    • Drought Tolerant
    • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Wildlife
    • Attracts Butterflies
    • Attracts Pollinators
  • 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 Type

    • Head
  • Flower Height

    • 24" to 36"
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Medium
  • Flower Form

    • Single
  • Flower Size

    • 3/4"
  • Soil Moisture

    • Dry
  • Prune Time

    • Jan/Feb/March
  • Growth Rate

    • Fast
  • Origin

    • 90 Miles From Mg
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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655
mginfo@midwestgroundcovers.com

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

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Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturdays: 7:00am - 3:30pm

 

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