Symphyotrichum subspicatum, Aster subspicatum, Douglas' Aster, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plants, Sparrowhawk Native Plants
Symphyotrichum subspicatum, Aster subspicatum, Douglas' Aster, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plants, Sparrowhawk Native Plants
Symphyotrichum subspicatum, Aster subspicatum, Douglas' Aster, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plants, Sparrowhawk Native Plants

Douglas Aster

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Symphyotrichum subspicatum / Aster subspicatum

  • Size at maturity: 1-4' tall, 2' wide
  • Canopy layer: groundcover
  • Light requirements: full sun
  • Moisture requirements: moist soil
  • Growth rate: medium
  • Special features: perennial, supports hummingbirds

Douglas Aster is a tall spreading perennial that blooms into the late summer. The rather lanky stems are topped with bluish purple flowers that look like miniature daisies (ray flowers). The prolific blooms will draw lots of butterflies. (EMSWCD, 2019)

Photo Credit 1: "Woodland Skipper Butterfly" by born1945 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit 2: Tara Lemezis

Photo Credit 3:Tara Lemezis