Common Blue Wood Aster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Range: eastern & central North America
Bloom Period: Sep-Oct
Sun, Part Shade, Shade
A wonderful woodland edge cultivar that likes part-shade. It needs at least 3 hours of sun for good flowering. It has pretty light bluish-purple flowers with yellow centers in the early fall. It can handle a variety of garden soils from moist to dry and it spreads rhizomotously or by seed. Attracts bees, butterflies and pollinators.