Aster puniceum - Purple stemmed aster

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Native Wetland Plants

Aster puniceum

Purple stemmed aster

More About Purple stemmed aster

  • Special value to native bees

Aster puniceum, Purple stemmed 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

Aster 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