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Heart-leaved aster

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Heart-leaved aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)
Photo: Frédéric Coursol

Onglets

Botany

Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. The basal leaves of this aster are heart-shaped (they are smaller than those of the large-leaved aster – Eurybia macrophylla). Its purplish-blue flowers are visited by several pollinators and butterflies. This aster tolerates a number of growing conditions, but prefers slightly shaded situations.

Height: 30 to 100 cm
Width: 40 cm
Blooms: pale purplish-blue, July to October
Attraction for wildlife: attracts pollinators and butterflies

Common name

Heart-leaved aster

Latin name (genus)

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

French common name

Botanical family

  • Asteraceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: semi-shade, light shade
Soil type: prefers fresh, well-drained soil, but tolerates drier soil

Hardiness

  • Zone 3

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