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Aster cordifolius 'Avondale' (Blue wood aster)

Aster cordifolius 'Avondale'

Blue wood aster

(syn. Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

This selection of the native wood aster is a prolific bloomer, carpeting the shade garden with light blue in early fall, when little else blooms and the hostas are in decline. A quick and easy pot crop for fall sales. Beautiful and long-lasting as a filler in autumn flower arrangements!

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Aster cordifolius 'Avondale' - 50 per flat $44.00
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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Bloom Color

Light Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Blue wood aster Interesting Notes

At home in shade or sun, Avondale blue wood aster is a lovely early fall bloomer. Small, daisy-like flowers of pale blue with cheerful yellow centers completely envelop the plant. In the sun, it has an open upright habit and can reach 3’ tall when flowering. In the shade this aster has a more relaxed attitude, arching over to weave among neighboring plants. Symphyotrichum cordifolium 'Avondale' prefers average soil that is dry to moist but well drained and is drought tolerant once established. It is attractive to butterflies and is deer resistant. Use in mass plantings or on woodland edges combined with Conoclinium coelestinumHeliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Summer Nights’, Fothergilla major ‘Blue Shadow’, and Amsonia hubrichtii. - Mt. Cuba Center

Aster cordifolius 'Avondale' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in a shady site with average to dry soil. Tolerates clay. Water well on planting and regularly until established.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Container
Container

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Shade
Mass Planting
Native to North America