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Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Aster - Aromatic

'October Skies' Aromatic Aster has medium blue flowers in September and October. 'October Skies' is tolerant of dry, poor soil sites. Plants form low mounding colonies from underground rhizomes. 'October Skies' blooms about 2 weeks earlier than 'Raydon's Favorite'.  Loved by butterflies, bees and other pollinators and an important addition to the garden for late fall gardens.  A Primrose Path introduction (New name is Symphyotricum oblongifolium).

Height

24 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
175 Aster oblongifolius October Skies #2 (NATIVE-medium blue) 200 late June
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Green Roof Plants
Groundcover
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Fall
Exposure
Sun
Special Recognition
PHS Gold Medal Plant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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Sweet Coneflower
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