Aster macrophyllus ‘Twilight’ forms a groundcover of heart-shaped leaves and late summer clusters of lavender-blue flowers popular with bees and butterflies.
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.
Common Name: Big Leaf Aster
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Open beech-maple woodlands, sandy oak savannas, wetland hummocks, shaded sand dunes, woodland borders and shaded road banks.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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