blue wood aster

Blue wood aster. Photo: Miri Talabac, University of Maryland Extension

Updated: July 12, 2022

About blue wood aster or heart-leaved aster

Aster cordifolius
Herbaceous flowering perennial 
Daisy family

Maryland distribution: open woods and clearings throughout Maryland

Height: 2 - 3 feet high
Blooms: clouds of tiny, pale violet, daisy-like flowers in the fall
Sun: partial sun to shady locations                         
Soil: prefers moist to wet soils

Garden use & maintenance: each plant has many arched branching stems with many small flowers; there is a lot of variability in the intensity of flower color; good as a cut flower

Compiled by: Ria Malloy, Horticulturist & Program Coordinator, Home & Garden Information Center. 2022

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