Aster puniceus, PA Ecotype
Purplestem Aster, PA Ecotype
An attractive rhizomatous species; adds color to FACW and OBL meadows; provides food for deer.
General Product Information:
Item Number: ASTPUN01
Species Type: Native
Herbaceous Flowering Species, Pollinator Favorites, Riparian Sites, Wet Meadows & Wetlands
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Stout stems.
Habitat: Swamps, wet meadows, riverbanks, moist roadsides.
Bloom Period: September to October
Flower Color: Blue to deep violet
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 8.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 10 in
pH: 4.5 – 7.5
Pollinator Value: Very High
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: NI
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: NI
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: NI
Shade: Full Sun
Approximate seeds per lb: 700,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 0.5% and not more than 2.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine