Symphyotrichum laeve - Smooth Aster

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Loamy-Clay

Height: 2 - 4 feet

Spread: 1 - 2 feet

Blooms: August, September, October

Root: Fibrous, Rhizomatous

Habitat: Prairies, Woodland borders, Savannas, Limestone Glades, Roadsides

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Meadow plantings, Naturalization, Boulevard plantings, Drought tolerant

Complimentary Plants: Stiff Goldenrod, Indiangrass, Little Bluestem, White Goldenrod

Wildlife Value: The pollen and nectar attract many types of insects.  Host Plant: Pearl Crescent Moth, Painted Lady Butterfly

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: A

Symphyotrichum laeve - Smooth Aster

  • Smooth Blue Aster is a lovely plant for pollinator gardens and naturalization. It does better in drier conditions then its sister New England Aster, and has many other attractive qualities. The tough stem often turns a shade of blue and will allow this plant to stand tall during its long blooming period from late summer to mid fall.