Aster - Swamp (Symphyotrichum puniceum)
Preferring wetter soils, Symphyotrichum puniceum is often found in soggy thickets, sedge meadows, fens and calcareous seeps. It can be nearly as tall as New England Aster with similarly large flowers. All parts of the plant are popular with a wide variety of insects. The two-month blooming period begins in late summer.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Wet, Medium-Wet
Height - 5 feet
Bloom Time - August, September, October
Bloom Color - Blue
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.