Eurybia spectabilis, Showy aster

Eurybia spectabilis, Showy aster
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  • Item #: EurSp
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Average well drained soil:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
  • FACU - Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands:
  • Fragrant:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • Herbal / Medicinal Uses:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Medicinal Uses:
  • Moist Soil:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Part - Full Shade (less than 4 hours):
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Sandy soil, coarse texture:
  • Small Mammals:
  • Wildflower:
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Price $6.00
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Eastern Showy Aster has bright purple flowers with yellow centers, which bloom August-October. It grows well in dry, sandy soils and is tolerant of salt spray. It spreads by rhizomes (underground stems) to form loose colonies. Use in sunny borders, wildflower gardens, and seashore gardens. Good addition to cut-flower bouquets.

Plant Details:
Other Scientific Names: Aster spectabilis

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Bloom Times: Summer, Late Summer to Fall

Bloom Colors: Purple

Deer Resistance: Some

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Medium

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: Piedmont - P, Highland - H, Coastal Plain - CP

Grows in Special Ecoregions: Barrier Island/Coastal, Pinelands

Soil Characteristics
Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral

Light Needs of Plant
Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant
Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Drought Tolerance: High

Size and Growth Rate
Height: 1 - 2 ft

Spread: 1 - 2 ft

Growth Rate: Medium

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