Northeast Pollinator Plants
Symphyotrichum puniceum (Swamp Aster)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Swamp Aster
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Use: Naturalizing and Rain Gardens
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 2 to 9 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist to Wet
Flower Time: August to September
Flower Color: Violet with Yellow Center
Height: 6'- 8'
Notes: Symphyotrichum puniceum (Swamp Aster) There seems to be an aster for every setting! This aster, with striking purple stems, is particularly useful for wet sunny areas like rain gardens! Noted as deer-resistant by Wild Seed Project.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Agapostemon splendens (Brown-Winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Andrena canadensis (Canada Miner bee)
Bombus affinis (Rusty-Patched Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Bombus terricola (Yellow-Banded Bumble bee)
Dianthidium simile (Northeastern Pebble bee) presumed extinct!
Hylaeus basalis (Cinquefoil Masked bee)
Lasioglossum novascotiae (Nova Scotia Metallic-Sweat bee)
Lasioglossum tenax (Tenacious Metallic-Sweat bee)
Nomada banksi (Banks' Nomad bee)
Native to Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Altantic US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).