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Aster shortii

More About Aster shortii

  • AKA Symphyotrichum Shortii
  • Blue-violet petals surrounding a yellow eye
  • The centres start out yellow but turn red after pollination
  • Attract butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps

Zone:

5

Height:

80-90 cm

Spread:

75-80 cm

Colour:

Blue (light)
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Short's Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

This Aster prefers partial sun with dry to average soils. Calcareous ground with a higher pH is tolerated. May require staking when in flower. 


Aster shortii Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Aster shortii

Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

White Wood Aster

Aster oolentangiensis

Aster oolentangiensis

Sky Blue Aster