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Symphyotrichum laeve 'Calliope'

Calliope Smooth Blue Aster

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Description

Lilac purple daisy flowers are accentuated with bright yellow centers throughout fall on narrowly upright plants. Almost black stems support the dark green leaves, making this cultivar easy to identify in a crowd of asters. Butterflies, honeybees, etc. can't resist the nectar and pollen. The narrow upright form of the flowering stems make this a favorite cut flower. Plant this aster in full sun and in moderately moist soils.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Lavender, Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8