Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Cultivar: Avondale
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Habit: Herb
Duration: Perennial
Range: eastern & central North America
Height: to 3 ft.
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Bloom Color: White, Blue, Purple
Bloom Period: Sep-Oct
Light: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil: Dry, Average
Atttracts: Bees, Butterflies
Cultivar Comments: 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.