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Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

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More About Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

  • AKA Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'
  • Low mound of bushy, mint-scented foliage, highly tolerant of drought and poor soils
  • A strong growing perennial covered in lavender-blue flowers up to 3 cm across
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall

Zone:

5

Height:

40-60 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Aromatic Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a well-drained soil, in full sun. Too much moisture will cause this selection to grow tall and leggy, and may cause the stems to flop when the flowers appear. Pinch back 1/3 of the foliage twice before early summer, to maintain shape and foliage vigour.


Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Flowering Time

Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

 Suitable Substitutions for Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aster shortii

Aster shortii

Short's Aster