Aster oblongifolium &
Aster oblongifolium &
Aster oblongifolium &
Aster oblongifolium &
Aster oblongifolium &

Aster oblongifolium 'October Skies'

October Skies Aromatic Aster

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**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

October Aromatic Aster is a compact native perennial with stiff hairy blue--green lance like foliage Clusters of small sky blue flowers with yellow centers bloom from late summer into fall, and becomes a darker blue in October.  Grows best in full sun and dry to medium well-drained soils.  

Aster oblongifolium is a host of the Silvery Checkerspot Butterflies and of several moths.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1.5’ - 2’

Spread: 

1.5’ - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Blue

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance Plant. Susceptible to powdery mildew if in poorly-drained soil.  Cut stalks after flowering to prevent self-seeding.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized Areas, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: SalviaDianthusPhlox

IMAGES: Photos by Andrey Zharkikh, (1) Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies' syn. Aster oblongifolius), (2) 2014.09.18_18.31.51_DSCN1916, (3) 2014.09.18_18.31.02_DSCN1913, (4) UlimwSymphyotrichum oblongifolium october skies aster oblongifolius Ulimw 2020CC BY-SA 4.0, (5) QuadellOctober Skies Aster aster oblongifolius 1CC BY 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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