Symphyotrichum (Aster)

Species and cultivars you need to learn for class:

Symphyotrichum sp.

Common name: Aster

Other cultivars and species: Most fall blooming garden cultivars are S. novae-angliae, S. novi-belgii or hybrids. 

Family: Asteraceae

Zone: Varies, 4-8

Identifying characteristics: Lance shaped leaves on shrubby plants with daisy like flowers.

Culture and use notes: Use in a mixed border or as a mass planting. Some cultivars are used in fall containers as mum substitutes

USDA Plant profile

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