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Aromatic Aster

Aster oblongifolius

Aromatic Aster has abundant blooms in late fall that are a magnet for butterflies. Shear Aromatic Aster back through July for shorter height and denser habit with more blooms. Easy-to-grow native asters return year after year. 

Abundant fall flowers
Attracts butterflies
Fragrant foliage and blooms

Gardening Suggestions for Aromatic Aster:

Plants may be sheared aggressively through late July or early August to create denser habit and increased blooms. Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Average
Midwest Native
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Height:
24-36 Inches
Spread:
24-36 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 7

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Characteristics & Attributes for Aster oblongifolius ''

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

Dry
Average

Exposure

Full Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Fall

Habit

Perennial

Program

Grow Native!
Plants of Merit

Attributes

Midwest Native
Drought Tolerant
Naturalizing
Erosion Control
Sun-loving
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Great Garden Neighbors:
Showy Goldenrod Showy Goldenrod
The Blues Little Bluestem The Blues Little Bluestem