Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Sky Blue Aster

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Aster azureus

Flower Description:

Rays of pale blue petals with a yellow center. Once pollinated the center turns reddish as a signal to insects to look for pollen elsewhere.

FamilyAster
Season BloomAug-Oct
HabitatPart shade to sun, dry sandy or rocky soil, prairies, savannas and open woods
CyclePerennial
Height1'-3'
Leaf DescriptionLeaves toothless and feel like fine sandpaper. Basal arrowhead to narrowly heart shaped
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun
LocationWoodland