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Aster cordifolius

Also called Blue Wood Aster


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More About Aster cordifolius

  • AKA Symphyotrichum cordifolium
  • Light blue to purple daisy-like blooms
  • The centre florets are initially cream, maturing to a reddish-purple
  • Habitats include moist to dry, deciduous woodlands and woodland borders
  • Bloom Time: Lat summer into the fall

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Blue (light)
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Heart-leaved Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in light shade or partial sun, moist to slightly dry conditions, similar to areas found in deciduous woodlands. The size of this plant varies in the natural landscape, depending on the fertility of the soil and moisture conditions. Susceptible to powdery mildew. 


Aster cordifolius Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Aster cordifolius

Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

White Wood Aster