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Aster cordifolius – Blue wood-aster

Aster cordifolius – Blue wood-aster

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Introducing the charming Aster cordifolius, or Blue Wood Aster, a perennial favorite for adding a splash of late-season color to any garden. Perfect for both sun and shade, this hardy aster delights with its delicate blue to lavender flowers from late summer to fall, attracting butterflies and beneficial insects. With its ease of care and ability to thrive in a range of conditions, the Blue Wood Aster is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to extend their garden’s blooming period and support local wildlife.


Additional information


6-Pack, 9-Pack, Single

Common Name


Herbaceous Perennial

Height Range (ft.)


Bloom Description

Pale Blue, Violet


Part Shade, Shade



Product Description

Discover the enchanting beauty of Aster cordifolius, commonly known as Blue Wood Aster, a native perennial that brings a burst of color to the garden when many other flowers have faded. Adaptable and resilient, this aster variety is the perfect addition to any garden setting, from woodland edges to traditional flower beds.

Why Choose Blue Wood Aster?

  • Extended Blooming Season: Enjoy blooms from late summer into the fall, filling the gap when most garden plants have finished flowering.
  • Wildlife Friendly: Attracts an array of pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects, contributing to the health of your garden ecosystem.
  • Shade Tolerant: Unlike many asters, Blue Wood Aster thrives in partial shade, making it ideal for woodland gardens or shady borders.
  • Drought Resistant: Once established, it is surprisingly drought-tolerant, requiring minimal watering and making it a low-maintenance option for busy gardeners.
  • Versatile Planting Options: Its compact size and attractive foliage make it suitable for a variety of landscaping uses, including borders, container planting, and as an underplanting for taller shrubs.

Cultivation Tips

  • Sunlight: Prefers partial shade but can tolerate full sun in cooler climates.
  • Soil: Adapts to a range of soil types but thrives in well-drained, moist soil.
  • Watering: Moderate watering needs until established, then drought-tolerant.
  • Spacing: Plant 18 to 24 inches apart to allow for mature growth.

A Garden Staple for Fall Beauty The Blue Wood Aster is a testament to the beauty and resilience of native plants, providing a low-maintenance solution for gardeners looking to extend their garden’s appeal into the fall. Its ability to attract a wide variety of pollinators makes it not only a beautiful addition to any garden but also an important one for promoting biodiversity.

Enhance your garden with the lasting beauty and ecological benefits of Aster cordifolius. Whether planted in masses for a stunning display or used as a delicate accent in a mixed border, the Blue Wood Aster is sure to become a cherished part of your garden landscape.


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