Symphyotrichum laeve

Size: 12-39" tall

Bloom Time: August-October

Bloom Color: Purple

Minimum Precip (inches): 15+

Light: Full to part sun

Soil Conditions: Wide adaptation

Pollinators: Bees and butterflies

Wildlife Value: Host plant for Pearl Crescent butterfly, seeds are a food source for songbirds and small mammals.

Misc: Provides shelter for butterflies


Please visit NRCS's fact sheet for more detailed information. 

Smooth Aster

  • Bare Root Seedlings Large Tube Seedlings Perennials
    $34.00 per lot $82.00 per lot $94.00 per lot
    25 seedlings per lot 30 seedlings per lot 28 cones per lot
    5 inches or taller 6 inches or taller 10 cu. in. cones



    Bare root seedlings come bundled in groups of 25, will be at least 5 inches or taller, and will not have soil surrounding the roots.


    Large tube seedlings come boxed in groups of 30, will be at least 6 inches or taller, and will be individually packaged in a 7" x 2" tube. 


    Perennials come in lots of 28, plant height varies at time of pickup, and come in a 10 cubic inch "cone-tainer."