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Ionactis linariifolius (Aster linariifolius)

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Common Name: Stiff-leaved Aster

Full sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, sandy or rocky soil. 1-1.5 ft. height, blooms in fall, lavender blue flowers, self-sows readily.

Germination Code:  A

Native Region: Concentrated in Blue Ridge Province and Cumberland Plateau

Showy flowers.  Low maintenance.  Attracts butterflies.

Stiff-leaved Aster - Ionactis linariifolius (Aster linariifolius) 2
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