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Symphyotrichum cordifolium - Heart-leaved Aster

Sun Exposure: Part Sun, Shade

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

Soil Type: Sand-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 1 - 3 feet

Spread: 1 - 2 feet

Blooms: September, October 

Root: Fibrous, Short Rhizomatous

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands, Woodland borders, Thinly wooded bluffs, Shaded areas along streambanks, and Rocky wooded slopes

Landscape uses: Pollinator garden, Shady garden, Naturalization

Complimentary Plants: Zig zag goldenrod, Blue-stem Goldenrod, Large Leaved Aster

Wildlife Value: The nectar and pollen of the flowerheads attract many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, and beetles. Bees are particularly important pollinators of the flowers. Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot, Pearl Crescent and many moth species.

Seed Origin: Winona, MN (Prairie Moon seed supplier)

Germination Code: C(60)


Photo credits: #1 by Douglas Goldman  ,#2 by Doppelbrau

Symphyotrichum cordifolium - Heart-leaved Aster

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  • Heart-leaved Aster, also known as Blue Wood Aster is a great shade garden plant that ranges in height from 1-3 feet depending on the soil fertility and moisture conditions. It pairs great with Fall blooming Goldenrods and is an important source of late season food for pollinators. This Aster grows best in partial shade but will tolerate nearly full shade and nearly full sun.  

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