Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: Sub-shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Freshwater Wetlands, Grassland
Clay, Sandy Loam
Attracts Wildlife, Good in Containers, Tolerant of Clay Soil
This cheery fast growing perennial formerly known as Aster Chilensis, now called, Symphyotrichum chilense, produces abundant pale lavender, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers in summer and into the fall. It is a good filler in a meadow garden, perennial border or an attractive container plant. This aster provides excellent nectar for butterflies, moths and beneficial insects. The Coast Aster is very garden tolerant, doing well in a variety of soils including clay.
This plant grows to about 1-3 ft. tall. It requires sun to light shade and moderate to little summer irrigation. Plant with Epilobium and Solidago for a wonderful late summer color display. Prune in winter for lush growth the following spring.
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