Azure Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Meadows

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Blue/Violet

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

Height: 50-100 cm (19-39 in)

  

This is an easy plant to grow in dry conditions. It is an important plant for pollinators - such as Green Metallic bees and other Halictid bees. Asters are also important nectar pants for many kinds of butterflies and they 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

 

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