Heart-leaved Aster

Aster cordifolius

Also called Blue Wood Aster

  • AKA Symphyotrichum cordifolium
  • Light blue to purple daisy-like blooms
  • The centre florets are initially cream, maturing to a reddish-purple
  • Habitats include moist to dry, deciduous woodlands and woodland borders
  • Bloom Time: Lat summer into the fall

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Blue (light)

HEIGHT:
50-60 cm

SPREAD:
60-80 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in light shade or partial sun, moist to slightly dry conditions, similar to areas found in deciduous woodlands. The size of this plant varies in the natural landscape, depending on the fertility of the soil and moisture conditions. Susceptible to powdery mildew. 

Additional Notes about Heart-leaved Aster:


Native to Ontario

Characteristics & Attributes


SOIL MOISTURE:
Average to Dry Soils
GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Mounding
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green