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Aster (Eurybia) macrophyllus 'Twilight'


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

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

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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