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Bluebird Aster
Monarch Butterflies Rely on this Plant!
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Bluebird Aster

1-Quart
Item # 41293
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Hundreds of Blooms Each Season!

Tall and vase-shaped
Synonym: Symphyotrichum laeve

A glorious presence in the sunny garden, this free-flowering selection of our native Smooth Aster sets hundreds and hundreds of bold 1-inch daisies colored a rich lavender-blue around a gold center. Monarch butterflies love the nectar of Bluebird, and the plant is vigorous and drought-tolerant.

Beginning in early fall in most climates and continuing all season, the flowers are daisy-shaped and very bright. They make long-lasting cutflowers for the vase, so you just may have to plant an extra Bluebird or two to satisfy the butterflies as well as yourself! Long, smooth blue-green leaves up to 4 inches long are held below the clusters of flowers on vase-shaped plants 30 to 36 inches high and 24 to 30 inches wide.

Best in full sun and very well-drained soil, Bluebird appreciates a little pampering the first season, but is quite able to withstand dry soil and chilly autumn weather. Rely on it as a valuable source of late-season color! Zones 4-8.

Genus Aster
Species laevis
Variety 'Bluebird'
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Early Fall - Mid Fall
Habit Vase
PlantHeight 2 ft 6 in - 3 ft
PlantWidth 24 in
BloomSize 1 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Free Bloomer
BloomColor Blue, Lavender
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Resistance Cold Hardy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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