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Short’s aster

Short’s aster
(Symphyotrichum shortii)

Availability:

  • Currently available

Height:

  • 1 – 3 feet

Bloom:

  • Aug. – Oct.

Classification:

  • Native
  • Perennial

Sun:

  • Part sun to shade

Soil moisture:

  • Medium

Used by:

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

Notes:

  • Short’s aster was named after someone whose last name was Short, not as a reflection of its height.
  • This is one of our latest blooming asters, often continuing to bloom beyond the first several frosts.

Native Range:

USDA range map for Short's aster
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: