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Symphyotrichum patens

Late Purple Aster

Description:

Fall flowering that has dark purple composite inflorescences. 1 to 4 feet tall; dry soils in full to partial sun. Great plant for fall pollinators.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Asteraceae
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies
Bloom Time:Mid-August to early October
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Soil pH:4.9 to 6.9
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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