Northern Heartleaf Aster

$8.00 + Tax

$8.00 + Tax

Out of stock

Description

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum, also known as Northern Heartleaf or Lindley’s Aster, is a perennial wildflower native to Michigan and the UP. This aster is very hardy, and thrives in a variety of soils and moisture levels. It prefers medium soil but will tolerate medium dry and will grow in clay, loam or sand. It naturalizes well into lawns and tolerates being mowed.

Nothern Heartleaf Aster prefers part sun to part shade. It will do full sun if tucked in with taller plantings, or full shade in an open space, such as the north side of a building. Plant reaches 1-3 feet tall and flowers from August to September with a delicate lavender-blue blossom.

Like all asters, Northern Heartleaf Aster is a keystone host plant, which means it feeds the caterpillars of many moths and butterflies, as well as providing nectar and pollen to support bees and other pollinators in the fall. A quart will include 1 individual plant.