Updated 2 October 2023
$5.00 – $9.00
This aster relative can grow just about anywhere. It needs a fair bit of sun to not be too floppy, but will prosper in soils from wet to dry. It’s mostly an inhabitant of wet meadows and swamps in the Midwest – it’s found in a few counties in New York but those occurrences seem to be introductions from its use as a garden ornamental. Indeed, this plants can be an aggressive self-sower. The bluish-green foliage is attractive and the plant covers itself in fairly large flowers late in the gardening season. Also spreads slowly into a larger clump via rhizomes. Consider pinching back the plant in mid-Summer to avoid floppiness.