Symphyotrichum ascendens

Western aster and Purple Aster.

1Gal Container (Up to 6)
A flat perennial with a 6" flower spike with 2"purple flowers. Likes sun, regular water unless you're in a mountain climate with more than 30 inches of rainfall. Grows from southern California to Alberta and New Mexico. Ours have survived well on 1/week water and full sun. Reports from the Bakersfield area are similar. Lawn border or next to bird bath.
syn. Aster adscendens, Aster ascendens, Aster chilensis ssp. adscendens , Aster macounii , Aster subgriseus , Virgulaster ascendens,

Symphyotrichum ascendens tolerates no drainage and seasonal flooding.
Symphyotrichum ascendens is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Symphyotrichum ascendens has color silver and is evergreen.
Flower of Symphyotrichum ascendens has color violet.

Communities for Symphyotrichum ascendens:Red Fir Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 5.00 to 8.00
usda: 3 to 9
height[m]: 0.10 to 0.40
width[m]: 0.30 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 101.00 to 1068.00

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