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Short's Aster (Symphyotrichum shortii)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: Blue/Violet

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Drought tolerant

Height: 60-100 cm (23-39 in)


This aster has beautifuk purple flowers and is at home in dry partial shade.


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