Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Wet Areas, Pond Margins, Marshes, Shrub Swamps, Moist Meadows

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: White, Blue/Violet

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Hummingbird attractor, Walnut tolerant, Clay soil tolerant, Wet soil tolerant

Height: 60-150 cm (23-59 in)


The Purple-stemmed Aster is one of the last flowers to bloom in the wildflower meadow and garden. Purple and green against the fall foliage is striking. Asters are the host plant for crescent butterflies and checkerspot butterflies.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com