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Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

'October Skies' Aromatic Aster

  • »  Delicate single blue-purple blooms in the fall
  • »  Great for the garden, container, or as a cut flower
  • »  Attracts butterflies
  • »  Deer resistant
  • »  Drought resistant

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Small 1" daisy-like blue-purple flowers spring abundantly from the low mounds of gray-green foliage. A perfectly gorgeous Aster with aromatic foliage. The plants produce a splendid show of spectacular color in autumn. Perfect for late-season color in containers or in the garden, makes an excellent cut flower. Popular food plant for nectar loving butterflies! Deer resistant, drought resistant.

Cut Flower/Foliage
Fall Color
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Grow in full sun in average to dry soil. Cut back after flowering to prevent the spread of variable seedlings. Feed with organic fertilizer monthly during growing season.