Asters are the harbingers of fall. They provide quality food to so many animals. Bees, butterflies, beetles and birds all benefit from these wonderful plants. The plants provide pollen and nectar and the seeds are eaten by birds in the fall. We benefit from the lovely flowers in our gardens. Sky Blue Aster has blue to blue-violet flowers. The flowers are very showy so it’s a stunner in the fall. The sky blue flowers are ½ to ¾ inches across and are in clusters that are ½ foot to 1 foot long.
Sky Blue Aster prefers full or partial sun and can grow in many different types of soil, as long as it is well-drained. It is easy to grow and is drought tolerant.
Grows 3 feet tall but, as with most plants, height can vary depending on where it is grown.
Great companions are other asters and goldenrods. Pair with creeping phlox for spring, Penstemon for early summer, and Showy tick trefoil and coreopsis for summer.
Symphyotrichum oolentangiense - Sky Blue Aster
-Has stunning blue to blue violet flowers
-Flowers in late summer into the fall
-Provides food and nectar for butterflies and other insects
-Height: 3 feet tall
-Zone: 3 to 8