This perennial blooms red, pink, or purple beginning in September and lasting through October. It grows 3-4' tall and is considered very hardy. You will find it attracts butterflies and like other asters, may be used as a cut flower. Place it in your cottage or butterfly garden. Try it in containers or use it as part of your border planting.
Pictures from Walters Gardens Inc.
Partial Sun, Sun
36"-48" inches tall
Watch for aphids, spray as needed.
Trim to ground in late fall after several frosts. Trim half way back in June to set bloom time to Sept. - Oct.