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Aster laevis 'Bluebird'

Smooth Aster

Ranked highest in trials by introducer Mt. Cuba Center, this prolific fall-blooming aster produces airy sprays of lavender blue flowers with yellow centers on arching branches. Perfectly clean foliage makes it easy for growers and gardeners alike. Pinch in early summer to promote denser habit and fuller finished plant. 

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36-48 in


24-30 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 8

Smooth Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Smooth aster is agreeably tolerant of a range of soils and moisture levels, but it grows best in full sun and average to dry soil. 'Bluebird' will grow and bloom in part shade, but may need support and its blooms will be fewer.

Aster laevis 'Bluebird' Characteristics


  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average