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Aster laevis 'Bluebird'

Aster laevis 'Bluebird'

Aster - Smooth

'Bluebird' Smooth Aster has lots of showy bluish violet flowers in late summer and early fall over clean foliage. 'Bluebird' is a great introduction from the Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware. Ranked as the #1 Aster in an evaluation study at Mt. Cuba Center. Strong stems do not need staking if cutback somewhat in June. (New name is Symphyotricum laeve)

PRN Preferred:  Tons of flowers with no staking required.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

36 Inches

Bloom Color

Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
206 Aster laevis Bluebird #2 (violet-blue) 50_100
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Erosion Control
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Wet
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Aster laevis 'Bluebird'
Short's Goldenrod Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'
Short's Goldenrod
Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum muticum
Mountain Mint
Rough Stemmed Goldenrod Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'
Rough Stemmed Goldenrod
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