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Bushy Aster, Rice Button Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosum (Aster dumosus)
Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, sandy soil, moderately acid to slightly alkaline pH. 3 ft. height, blooms in fall, lavender/blue/white flowers, spreads slowly by rhizomes in its preferred sites.
Germination Code: ?
Native Region: Statewide
Slender, delicate looking plant that may lean sideways when it blooms. Easy to grow and long-lived. Attracts butterflies and bees.