Common Name: Georgia Aster

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: Violet, Sept, Oct, Nov
  • Fruit: Tiny sunflower-like seeds develop in the spent flower head
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies
  • Larval host for: Confused Eusarca (Eusarca confusaria), Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)

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Symphyotrichum georgianum or Georgia Aster is a low growing basal rosette that slowly spreads through runners, puts up an upright, semi-woody, branching stem with dark green, oblong clasping leaves and multiple small flowers. Flowers are about 1″ across with light purple petals and white centers. Compact seed heads appear in the center of the spent flowers. This plant is drought tolerant, does well in open sunny areas and tolerates poor soils. Late season bloomer that provides good pollinator support after most plants have stopped blooming.

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