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This perennial will bloom into the late summer. The rather lanky stems are topped with bluish purple flowers that look like miniature daisies.
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Western U.S. and Canada
Western state native:
Stems with many hairy leaves. Leaves toothed; lower leaves lance-shaped, with short petiole; midstem leaves usually without petiole but do not clasp stem.
Predominant flower color:
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 Description:
Winter Interest Description:
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,
Used by Wildlife:
Long Term Care:
Watch for spread
Prone to a variety of diseases. In particular, monitor for aster yellows and powdery mildew
Easily naturalizes via rhizomes. Watch for spread
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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