Aster laevis, MN Ecotype
Smooth Blue Aster, MN Ecotype
Provides attractive late summer color in meadows; sought by deer for browse.
General Product Information:
Item Number: ASTLAE03
Species Type: Native
Herbaceous Flowering Species, Pollinator Favorites, Uplands & Meadows
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Branched stems; smooth, waxy blue-green leaves that clasp to stems.
Habitat: Dry woods, rocky ledges, roadsides.
Bloom Period: September to October
Flower Color: Blue, purple
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Height: Up to 6.3 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 10 in
pH: 5.8 – 7.8
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: 1,014,000
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