Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Short’s Aster

Short’s Aster

Symphyotrichum shortii (Aster shortii)

Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich sandy or loamy soil.  2-4 ft. height, blooms in fall, blue flowers, self-sows readily.

Germination Code:  C(30)

Native Region:  Concentrated in Middle Tennessee, lightly in East Tennessee

Centers of flowers start out yellow but turn brick red after pollination. Individual plants are short-lived. Attracts birds, butterflies and hummingbirds.

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