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Symphyotrichum pretense (Aster sericeus)
Part sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, most soils including clay, alkaline pH. 1 ft. height, blooms in fall, purple flowers.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Decatur, Coffee, Cumberland and Roane counties only
Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. Develops more slowly than most asters and harder to grow. Typically grows in poor rocky or sandy soil with a higher pH. Attracts butterflies and bees.