Symphyotrichum shortii

Short's Aster

Purple mist of blooms in a forest or shady garden in autumn. The centers of the flowers start out yellow but turn brick red after pollination. Attracts butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps. Will self-sow and spread throughout an area, but individual plants are short-lived.

Height: 24-36 in
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: August,September,October
Hardiness Zone: 5 TO 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Symphyotrichum shortii

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Plant Habit

Vase Shaped

Light Conditions

Shade to Part Sun

Native Plant Community

Savanna
Woodland

Bloom Time

August
September
October

Flower Color

Purple

Flower Hue

Light

Flower Type

Head

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Fast