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Heart-Leaved Aster(Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Heart-Leaved Aster(Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Eastern and central North America

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 2.00 to 5.00 feet

Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet

Bloom Time: August to September

Bloom Description: Pale blue to rich blue with yellow centers

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Naturalize

Flower: Showy

Attracts: Butterflies

Easily grown in average, dry to moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Usually found in part shade locations. Tolerates shady conditions well. Prefers moist, rich soils, but avoid consistent moisture. Good air circulation helps reduce incidence of foliar diseases. Pinching back stems several times before mid-July will help control plant height, promote bushiness and perhaps obviate the need for staking. Easily grown from seed and often abundantly self-seeds in the garden if not deadheaded. Plants may be cut to the ground after flowering to prevent unwanted self-seeding and/or to remove unsightly foliage.


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