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.
Height: 3-5 Feet
Blooms: August to September
Bloom Colour: Lavender
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Wet, Average, Clay & Loam/Organic Soil
Habitat: Swamps, Meadows & other Low, Wet Places