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Curtis Aster Aster curtisii

Previously known as:

  • Symphyotrichum retroflexum
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ASS-ter kurt-IS-ee-eye
Description

Fire Risk: This plant has a medium flammability rating. 

Foliage: 3-6 in. linear to elliptical leaves; stiff branches

Flower: 1-in. lavender flowers with yellow center

Site: Woodlands, roadsides; well-drained soil

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fire#medium flammability
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fire#medium flammability
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    curtisii
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SE. U.S.A.
    Fire Risk Rating:
    medium flammability
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-in. lavender flowers with yellow center
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-6 in. linear to elliptical leaves; stiff branches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland