Aster macrophyllus, PA Ecotype
Bigleaf Aster, PA Ecotype
A source of color along wooded borders; provides habitat for wildlife.
General Product Information:
Item Number: ASTMAC01
Species Type: Native
Herbaceous Flowering Species, Pollinator Favorites, Uplands & Meadows, Woodland Openings
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: A showy, rhizomatous flowering species.
Habitat: Woods, rocky slopes, woodland edges; grows best in fertile soils.
Bloom Period: Late July to September
Flower Color: Violet to bluish-purple
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 10 in
pH: 4.9 – 6.9
Pollinator Value: Very High
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
Approximate seeds per lb: 800,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 3.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine