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Native Wetland Plants

Symphotrichum puniceum* puniceum

Purplestem Aster

More About Purplestem Aster

Symphotrichum puniceum, Purplestem Aster, is a common naturalizer of wetlands, stream banks and moist meadows.  Purplestem Aster bares pale blue to pink flowers from mid August through October. Deer resistant and tough, give this plant some room to spread.

Bloom Color

Pink

Symphotrichum puniceum* puniceum Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
> 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Fragrant Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
8