Symphyotrychum laeve ‘Bluebird’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Symphyotrychum laeve ‘Bluebird’

Common Name: Bluebird Smooth Aster

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: North America

Type: Perennial

Size: 36"h x 30"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone 4-10

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

The species Aster laevis is native to most of the United States and Canada, including Oklahoma. The selection ‘Bluebird’ was made by Dr. Richard Lighty of the Mt. Cuba Horticulture Center in Delaware and is an excellent choice for the garden. We’ve had it for a number of years in our display beds where it produces huge flower heads of about one inch in diameter which are more blue than purple. Probably the most amazing thing about this perennial is that it doesn’t run or spread, even in moist fertile soil. Bluebird is a top choice plant wherever you want a butterfly attracting, fall-blooming and well-behaved perennial.