Plant Library

Aster Silky

Common Name: Aster

Botanical Name: Symphyotrichum

Variety: Silky

Blossom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Sep-Oct

Zone: 3 to 8

Exposure: Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 12"

Mature Width: 1-2'

Notes: Copious violet-purple blossoms in fall and attractive silky, silvery foliage the rest of the season. Attracts a multitude of pollinators. Thrives in drier soils and is well-behaved in smaller city gardens.