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Swamp Aster

Swamp Aster

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Aster puniceus


Also called Purple-stemmed Aster this tall and robust species is a good choice for wetland restoration projects. The lavender flowers appear late in the season and are attractive as cut flowers. Provides nectar and pollen for pollinators. Larval host plant for the Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta) and used by 108 other species of Lepidoptera.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 3-5 Feet

    Blooms: August to September

    Bloom Colour: Lavender

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

    Soil: Wet, Average, Clay & Loam/Organic Soil

    Habitat: Swamps, Meadows & other Low, Wet Places

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