Sky Blue Aster

Category:
  • Bloom Time:  Aug. – Oct.
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Height: 24 inches
  • Sun: Full to partial
  • Soil: Medium to dry

Caterpillar food for:
eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas), silvery checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis), pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos), gorgone checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Butterfly food for:
checkered white (Pontia protodice), clouded sulphur (Colias philodice), orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Attracts these pollinators:
metallic green sweat bees (Agapostemon spp., Augochloropsis spp. & Augochlorella spp.), long-horned bees ( Melissoides spp.), sweat bees (Halictus spp.), small sweat bees (Lasioglossum spp.), small carpenter bees (Ceratina spp.), mining bees (Andrena spp.), bumble bees (Bombus spp.)

More information: Minnesota Wildflowers