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Point St George Aster
Aster chilensis 'Point Saint George'
  
About Point St George Aster (Aster chilensis 'Point Saint George') 9 Nurseries Carry This Plant Horticultural selection from Aster chilensis. This native perennial has beautiful showy lavender flowers that last from summer through fall providing a gorgeous color when most flowers are gone. It is a groundcover selection of the species that spreads rapidly which makes it a great option for borders,or containers or as a lawn substitute. It will bear light traffic. This plant grows from rhizomes, so some form of edging to contain its eventual spread and keep it in bounds should be considered when planting. It attracts both butterflies and birds which make it a great choice for both butterfly and bird gardens especially since the flowers bloom in summer and fall when most plants have stopped flowering.
Thanks to Moosa Creek Nursery for sharing information about this plant
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial Herb

Size
Size
0.3 - 1 ft tall
2 - 3 ft wide

Form
Form
spreading, prostrate

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soils

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers

Site Characteristics

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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