Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum laeve

Smooth aster

Smooth Aster is a herbaceous perennial in the aster family that is native to central and eastern USA. It is a must-have for the garden due to the late-season blooms and the many pollinators it attracts. The 2 to 4 feet tall plant is covered in daisy-like purplish-blue flowers. It grows best in moist, well drained soil and full sun.