Growth habit: Tall clumping perennial
Height: 60 - 120 cm
Spread: Info coming soon
Bloom Time: August - September
Bloom Colour: Pale to deep purple
Light: Full sun, will tolerate some shade
Moisture: Moist to average
Soil: Average garden soil
Seeding: Requires cold stratification. Low germination rate.
Landscape uses: This sturdy and showy aster is a good back-of-the-border plant. It will spread into a large clump, and may self-seed a little, but the sheer number of flowers makes it a stunning visual addition to late summer and autumn gardens.
Interesting features: The reddish-purple stems provide interesting contrast.
Natural habitat: Wetlands.
Ecology: All asters are important sources of nectar and pollen for native bees and other insects as they prepare for winter. Attracts butterflies.