- Common Name(s):
- Climbing aster
- Herbs, Native Plants, Vines, Wildflowers
Ampelaster carolinianus or Climbing aster is a herbaceous perennial that can climb to heights greater than 10 feet. It prefers to sprawl over the tops of fence posts or other plants. In the late summer and fall, it produces pink to purple blooms with yellow centers.
Regions: Coastal plains.
Seasons of Interest:
Blooms: Late summer, fall
Wildlife Value: This plant is moderately deer resistant. It is the host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Its flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Songbirds and small mammals eat the seeds.
- Sun, part shade
- 10-12 ft.
- The leaves of the Climbing aster are simple, alternate and narrowly oval.
- The Climbing aster has pink to purple blooms in late summer into fall.
- The Climbing aster prefers a sunny wet site of optimum growth.
- Sun to partial shade, wet to dry soil
- Pink to purple flowers in October-November
- Growth Rate:
- Climbing Method:
- Both woody and vining; scrambler
NCCES plant id: 446