Symphyotrichum puniceum
Purple-stemmed aster


Seeds per packet  500
Light  Sun, part shade
Moisture  wet
Height  25 to 150 cm
Flowering  August to October
Germination code C 90 days
Other common names Bog aster, bristly aster, red-stemmed aster, swamp aster

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Purple-stemmed aster is a fantastic plant for a wet site.  It is very similar to New England aster. Purple-stemmed aster thrives in wetter locations and has lighter purple flowers than New England aster.  Asters are important larval host plants for butterflies and other pollinators.

For germination instructions see our Seed Treatments page.