California aster ( Symphyotrichum chilense) has summer flowers that make showy
cheerful displays along roadsides of much of Coastal Southern
California. Great for a woodland shade garden or full sun flower garden along the coast. This plant is well liked by our native moths and butterflies as a nectar source.
This perennial aster will disappear (or need to be pruned
to the ground) in winter, only to reappear the next spring. If you
plant along with Solidago californica (California Goldenrod)
and Zauschneria 'Catalina'
or Zauschneria cana
the flower bed will come alive in late summer and on through the first frosts.
Use in an English style perennial garden to mix in with the larger forbs.
Syn. Symphyotrichum chilense.
Aster chilensis tolerates clay.
Aster chilensis is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Aster chilensis is deciduous.
Flower of Aster chilensis has color blue.
Communities for Aster chilensis:Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Marsh, Mixed-evergreen Forest and Southern Oak Woodland.