Aster, Prairie

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Aster tanacetifolia
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period August-October
Flower Color Purple
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Description

Prairie aster, also known as tansy aster or tahoka daisy, is an annual that is native to the southwest and central portions of the United States, but can be grown just about anywhere given proper growing conditions. Noted for its drought tolerance, it grows well in average to dry, well-drained, sandy soils with full sunlight exposure. Growing to a height of 5-18 inches, the purple flowers with yellow centers atop this plant from June-August.

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