Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius) (Common Blue Wood Aster) Unity Grown

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Symphyotrichum cordifolium (syn. Aster cordifolius), otherwise known as common blue wood aster, is a hearty native fall-blooming perennial wildflower. Low heart shaped leaves form a nice groundcover in the early spring, before taking on an upright form that can grow up to three feet tall. Lavender to blue daisy-like flowers bloom from late summer to early fall, offering late season nectar for butterflies.

Commonly found in woodlands, meadows, or on stream banks, Symphyotrichum cordifolium can form colonies from underground rhizomes and self-seeding, but this can be controlled by regular separation and cutting plants back after foliage begins to decline in the late summer.

Native to U.S., Native to Maryland, and Straight Species
Mature Plant Height: Medium: 30-48"
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance and Average
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Flower Color: Purple and Blue
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Attracts Wildlife, Groundcover, Keystone Plant, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, and Fall Color
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, Rabbit Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, and Dry Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Small Space, Meadow, Woodland Garden, and Rock Garden

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