Symphyotrichum urophyllum
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 2-3.5 feet; 0.6-1.1 metres Spread: 1.5-2 feet; 0.45-0.6 metres Sun: Partial sun Water: Medium to dry Wildlife: Bees, flies, wasps, butterflies, and skippers are attracted to the flower of this plant. Many other insects including leaf beetles, aphids, leafhoppers, wasps, and moth caterpillars feed on this plant. Bloom Colour: Blue/Lavender and Yellow Culture: Prefers medium moisture to dry soil that contains loam, rocky-loam, or clay loam. Noteworthy Characteristics: Arrow-Leaved Aster has light green to reddish brown, hairy stems with alternate leaves. The leaves range from cordate to ovate in shape and are hairy with serrated edges. The flowerheads consists of blue to lavender ray florets and the disk florets are cream to yellow but mature to a reddish purple. The florets later give way to achenes that are wind-distributed.