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Aster (Eurybia) macrophyllus 'Twilight'
Common Name: Big Leaf Aster Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Notes:
Aster macrophyllus ‘Twilight’ is a valuable yet uncommonly-grown eastern North American rhizomatous species spreading at a slow to moderate rate forming groundcovering colonies of large, heart-shaped leaves up to eight inches long. In late summer stems rise to 2-3 feet tall topped with flat-topped clusters of lavender-blue flowers that age to rose pink around yellow centres. At flowering time the basal leaves are usually dormant. Flower heads are popular with bees and butterflies.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Open beech-maple woodlands, sandy oak savannas, wetland hummocks, shaded sand dunes, woodland borders and shaded road banks.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height2-4' Bloom TimeLate Summer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureSun Part Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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