Sky Blue Aster (Aster azureus) grows to about three feet in height and is covered with light blue flowers.
It is most commonly found in mesic to dry soils in prairies, savannahs and rocky upland woods.
The flowers attract a wide variety of insects including bees, and other pollinators which seek its pollen and nectar.
Its fibrous root system holds soil in place and helps control erosion. This species blooms from late summer well into the fall and add color and structure to prairie plantings.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Blue or Violet
Height: 1 to 4 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Moist Soils
Bloom Time: August to October
Plant Type: Perennial
Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 45 Days
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies