Big Leaf Aster

 - Aster macrophyllus

Light: Partial, Shade
Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry, Medium
Benefits: Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Host Plant
Height: 1'-2'
Blooms: Aug, Sep
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Color: White, Blue
Spacing: 1'
Root: Rhizome

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Big Leaf Aster (Aster macrophyllus) is the perfect plant for shady areas with less than perfect soil. Drought tolerant, it thrives in both dry sand and heavy clay soils that possess a modicum of organic matter. Spreads by rhizomes to form a groundcover. Great for stabilizing shaded hillsides and slopes.

Big Leaf Aster is a larval host plant for the Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos).

Synonyms: Symphyotrichum macrophylla.

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