Smooth Aster (Aster laevis) is perfect for perennial native plant gardens. Reaching heights of 1-4 feet, it's smooth blue flowers look beautiful against any goldenrod species in late summer into early fall. The leaf structure is also smooth on the surface, hence the name.
Smooth Aster is found in prairies, savannahs, woodland edges and openings in upland forests.
This aster tolerates a wide range of soil conditions but is often found in loam or clay loam soils. It blooms from late summer well into fall.
How To Plant Smooth Aster Seeds:
Direct sow seeds into prepared soil in late fall once soil temps are below 50 degrees (usually mid to late November). Can also be planted in winter during natural freeze/thaw cycles and early spring. Plant shallow, no deeper than 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep and lightly rake to work seed in. Plant in full sun to partial shade.
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 Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Moist Soils
Bloom Time: August to October
Plant Type: Perennial
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Host Plant: Pearl Crescent
Product Code: AST03F