Symphyotrichum laeve, Smooth Blue Aster

Symphyotrichum laeve 

Smooth Blue Aster

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full Sun to Light Shade
  • 48” tall, 18” to 24” spacing
  • Late Summer to Fall Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Garden, Open Woodland, Meadow and Dry Meadow Ecosystems

A relatively new addition to the city garden and the rural meadow, these Asters matured and bloomed in their second year and were an immediate hit with pollinators. The bumblebees were particularly active and easy to spot on their light purple blooms through September and into early October. 

Upright and bushy, these would fit well into garden and meadow settings and don’t seem to mind dry soils or a bit of light shade. A lovely, pollen rich addition to the late summer and fall garden, alongside New England Asters and Goldenrods as well as late blooming Wild Bergamot and prairie grasses

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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.