Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Symphyotrichum shortii - Short's Aster

Formally Aster shortii

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Symphyotrichum shortii


To view the natural range of the Aster shortii visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
Short's Asater
Short's Aster
Wildlife Significance - Short's Aster

Nectar - Long-tongued bees, small-tongued bee, skippers and

Specialist Pollinators - Silvery Checkerspot and Pearl Crescent

Seed - Wild turkeys and Ruffed Grouse

Mammals
- Munch on the leaves of Short's Aster 

For detailed information on Symphyotrichum shortii visit the Illinois Wildflower website.
 


Seed Provenance Symphyotrichum shortii - Shorts Aster, Prairie Moon Nursery - Fall 2015 - Nodding Onion Gardens 2016 to present
Symphyotrichum shortii
Symphyotrichum shortii


Cultivation Information

Short's Aster

Height
-
1 to 2 ft
Flower Color
-  Blue
Blooms - August - October
Soil -
Moist
Sun - Shade part/part shade
Zone -
3 to 8
Family -
Asteraceae
Symphyotrichum shortii  seedlings started February 2016 picture taken April 13, 2016
Symphyotrichum shortii seedlings started February 2016 picture taken April 13, 2016
Propagation Notes - Aster shortii

Seed was stratified cold/moist storage for 30 days - very high germination rate - House temp 65 °F