Short’s Aster (Aster shortii)

Short’s Aster (Aster shortii)

Prolific deep blue flower spikes cover this bushy plant. Blooms early in the summer. It’s long-standing stems remain upright through the winter.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium-Wet, Medium
Height:    4 feet
Blooms:    May, June, July
Color:    Blue
Spacing:    2-3′
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Pollinators, Birds

Design Tips

Short’s Aster can be planted in small repeated groups or individually in a shade garden, where it can add spalshes of color throughout an otherwise green and grown fall garden.

Companion Plants

Zig Zag Goldenrod
Pennsylvania Sedge