Light Requirements: full sun/part shade
Soil Moisture: medium/ medium wet
Bloom Color: purple
Bloom Time: August-October
Height: 3 ft.
Deer Resistant? not sure
Black Walnut resistant? not sure
Crooked Stem Aster (Symphyotrichum prenanthoides)
I'm native to NY state and Tompkins County.
I'm one of the shorter asters.
I like woodland edges.
I have narrow leaves and a crooked stem.
I have multiple branching stems that create an attractive rounded mound.
I self-seed readily.
I'm the host plant of the Pearl Crescent Butterfly