Aster glaucodes

Aster glaucodes

Blueleaf aster

Previous scientific name(s): Aster glaucodes var. formosus, Aster glaucus, Eucephalus formosus, Eucephalus glaucus

Moderate water requirement, can be drought tolerant; full sun to partial shade. Perennial with white to lavender flowers blooming July to September. Occurs from foothills to subalpine, mostly on dry slopes.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
18 
- 24 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
23.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
540,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White-Lavender
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall