Aster (Aster spp.)

The Asters have a variety of colors that are sure to please any gardener. Although there are many flower colors, most of them have yellow centers. They require full sun for the most part and some species will bloom from spring until frost. They are a must-have in every butterfly garden. Butterflies love them for the nectar and caterpillars for their foliage. Donít pass up these wonderful plants; they will be a delight to have in your butterfly garden.

Attracts: American LadyCabbage WhiteCommon BuckeyePainted LadyPearl CrescentQuestion MarkRed AdmiralViceroyAmerican SnoutCommon Checkered-SkipperFiery SkipperOrange SulphurEastern Tailed-BlueLorquin AdmiralWest Coast LadySleepy OrangeAnise SwallowtailSachem,  and more

Color(s): White, blue, red, pink lavender, purple

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Fertile, well drained

Average Height: 24 in.

Average Spread: 12 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 - 10

Note: Native to North America, grows quickly

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