Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Willow Aster

Willow Aster

Symphyotrichum praealtus (Aster praealtus)

Full to part sun, wet to medium moisture level; prefers fertile loamy soil.  3 ft. height, blooms in fall, blue flowers, spreads by rhizomes to form small to large colonies.

Germination Code:  C(30), D

Native Region: ?

Attractive plant with abundant flowers. Can be aggressive in preferred habitat.  Attracts many kinds of insects including bees and butterflies and is larval food for some butterflies and moths.

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