Scientific Name: Aster spp. ( syn. Symphyotrichum - most )Form: Mounded
Common Name:common aster Texture:Fine
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: U.S. - northeast, Canada - northern Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Lanceolate, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire, Serrulate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), (Corymb-like), (Floriferous), Purple, Violet, White, Blue, Pink, Oct- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Attract beneficial insects, Fall interest
Key ID Features:Clump-forming, multi-branched perennial; leaves long, narrow and sessile; flowers are white to purple and daisy-like in appearance, bloom late summer to mid autumn.