Aster, California/Coast – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: drought tolerant, Insectary plant
(Symphyotrichum chilense) Perennial in the Aster Family, native to the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. and Canada, where it grows on the rocky cliffs above the beach. Foliage somewhat waxy. Classically Composite blue flowers bloom in profusion on stalks up to 30” tall. Excellent choice for rock gardens. Attracts pollinators. No irrigation needed.
Seed directly in the garden or in flats around the Final Frost. Pick a permanent location right away, as it propagates in part through a spreading root mass. Also self-sows enthusiastically.
Contains at least 50 seeds. Packed for 2015.