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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

93

This perennial will bloom into the late summer. The rather lanky stems are topped with bluish purple flowers that look like miniature daisies.

Scientific  Name:

Symphyotrichum subspicatum

Common Name 1

› Douglas Aster

Family:

Asteraceae

Origins:

Western U.S. and Canada

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Stems with many hairy leaves. Leaves toothed; lower leaves lance-shaped, with short petiole; midstem leaves usually without petiole but do not clasp stem.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Purple

Flower Description:

Flower cup (involucre) of overlapping bracts, the outer bracts with paper-like margins and light yellow to reddish brown base; ray flowers purple or blue, about 1/2-1 in. long. Disc florets yellow tubular. Heads in raceme or cyme arrangements.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

1-4'

Mature spread:

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Ecosystem known as the ?coast forest? which
ranges from the ocean coast to the subalpine
areas of the mountains. Most common aster in northern British Columbia
and Alasa. Roadsides, salt water, streams, open fir forests,
fores edges.

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

yes

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

yes

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jul

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Sep

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Watch for spread

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Prone to a variety of diseases. In particular, monitor for aster yellows and powdery mildew

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Easily naturalizes via rhizomes. Watch for spread

Care Comments:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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