Skip to content

Aromatic Aster

Aromatic aster flowers
Photo credit: USFWS, pd

Aromatic Aster
(Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)

Availability:

  • Currently available

Height:

  • 1 – 3 feet

Bloom:

  • Sept. – Oct.

Classification:

  • Native
  • Perennial

Sun:

  • Full sun (best) to part sun

Soil moisture:

  • Dry to medium

Used by:

  • Honey bees (flowers),
  • Native bees (flowers),
  • Butterflies (flowers),
  • Caterpillars (foliage),
  • Birds (seeds)

Notes:

  • The leaves are the aromatic part of this flower.
  • Can be trimmed back in the late spring or early summer to promote bushiness.
  • Excellent late season source of nectar and pollen.

Native Range:

USDA range map for aromatic aster
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: