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Symphyotrichon chilense (Aster chilensis) - Pacific aster

Symphyotrichon chilense (Aster chilensis) - Pacific aster

Aster chilensis

Pacific aster

The name of this California native perennial was changed in 2013 from Aster chilensis to the much harder to pronounce Symphyotrichum chilense.  For more information on this plant, please go the page on Symphyotrichum chilense.

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Aster chilensis Characteristics

Attributes

  • Fast-growing
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Wind resistant
  • California native

Flower color

  • Blue / Purple / Lavender / Violet

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright

Exposure

  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Light or dappled shade
  • Morning sun
  • Sunny all day - Inland

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Fall
  • Summer

Your soil type

  • Clay

Water requirements

  • None - Low

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts butterflies

Suggested uses

  • Meadow
  • Under CA native oaks

Origin

  • California