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Common Blue Wood Aster

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Luscious clusters of delicate one-inch, daisy-like, periwinkle florets complemented by central amber disks characterize Common Blue Wood Aster. Reaching a maximum height and spread of 24 to 36 inches, this lovely cut-flower blooms in late summer and fall.  The blooms are accompanied by slender green foliage. This lovely herbaceous perennial provides interest whether planted in beds, borders, or containers. Feeding pollinators when many other perennials are beginning to shut down business for the year, Common Blue Wood Aster, also known as Aster cordifolius, syn. Symphyotrichum cordifolium, syn. Symphyotrichum lowrieanum, Blue Heart-leaved Aster, and Broad-leaved Aster, attracts bees and butterflies.

Cold hardy in zones 3 to 8, Common Blue Wood Aster possesses a compact, dense, and upright growth habit. Drought tolerant, this perennial can tolerate a variety of climates. Posing few worries to gardeners who lose sleep fretting about munching critters, Common Blue Wood Aster is both deer and rabbit resistant. Easy to grow and low maintenance, this North American native’s gorgeous color will put broad smiles on the faces of newbie gardeners with busy schedules as its wave of pale blue appears in late summer and continues through fall.

Image Courtesy of North Creek Nursery

Common Blue Wood Aster Care

Plant Blue Wood Aster in spring or fall. While it can tolerate full sun to partial shade, it performs best with at least 3 to 4 hours of direct sun and prefers rich, acidic soil that drains well. A good soil pH to aim for is 5.8 to 6.5. If your soil lacks nutrients, amend with peat moss/coco coir. This perennial requires about an inch of water per week. Depending on your soil fertility, feed this flowering plant a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) one to two times per month from spring until mid-summer.

To encourage growth and deter disease, trim any damaged, dead, and/or diseased stems and foliage. Common Blue Wood Aster does not require frequent pruning; however, occasional deadheading, or removing spent blooms, will encourage continuous blooming. After the last heavy frost, you can either cut back this perennial’s foliage or let it remain. Either way, cover it with mulch/compost to protect your aster’s roots during the winter.

Common Blue Wood Aster Spacing

Common Blue Wood Aster works well in borders, beds, and slopes. Space plants approximately 24 inches apart. Plant this perennial with companion plants such as Japanese anemone, yarrow, rose, and rudbeckia. Common Blue Wood Aster can be added to containers as a filler in a thriller-spiller-filler combination.

Common Blue Wood Aster Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue, White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Common Blue Wood Aster
Other Name(s): common blue wood aster
Scientific Name: Aster cordifolius

 

SKU:
1231014842-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Common Blue Wood Aster Show Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful...

    Posted by Katie Barton on Jun 25, 2023

    The plants arrived so quickly and were very happy and healthy. They are now thriving in our garden. Thank you!