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A standout aster that blooms with large, single flowers. A native of poor, rocky soils, it will adapt to most any soil so long as it is well drained. Does not tolerate competition from neighboring plants and grows slowly compared to other asters, but is fairly drought tolerant once established.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Sep-Oct

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and flies. Little data available on insect feeders, but likely hosts an array of species similar to other asters including moths, butterflies, grasshoppers, and smaller insects. Foliage may be browsed less than other species aster. Game birds and sparrows occasionally eat the seeds.

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