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Symphyotrichum urophyllum - Arrow-leaved Aster

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

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

Soil Type: Sand-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 2 - 3.5 feet

Spread: 1 - 2 feet

Blooms: August, September, October 

Root: Fibrous, Short Rhizomatous

Habitat: Woodland edges, Open woods, Savanna, Glades, Bluffs, Grassy railroads.

Landscape uses: Pollinator garden, Shady garden, Naturalization

Complimentary Plants: Zig zag goldenrod, Blue-stem Goldenrod, Tall Bellflower

Wildlife Value: A good late nectar and pollen source for insects including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, beetles, Birds such as Ruffed Grouse and Wild Turkey eat the seeds. Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot, Pearl Crescent and many moth species.

Seed Origin: Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Germination Code: C(60)


Photo credits: #1 by Reuven Martin  ,#2 by Dustin Minialoff

Symphyotrichum urophyllum - Arrow-leaved Aster

  • Arrow-leaved aster is best grown in areas that receive Part sun (4 hrs a day direct sun or less). This is a taller late blooming wildflower that will do well in more shaded gardens, such as under trees, along fencelines or on the north side of a house. It can also be planted in traditional pollinator gardens, and offers a beautiful cluster of white flowers amonst other later blooming sun species such as Sunflowers, Goldenrods, Ironweeds and purple blooming Asters. 

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