Botanical name: Aster tataricus
Common name: “Tatarian Aster”
Size: 6-7′ x 2.5-3′
Light: Full sun
Small, lavender-blue flowers are arranged in dense terminal clusters on tall, stout stems. Lower leaves are large, broad, and up to two feet long providing a strong foliage texture from mid-spring through the summer. Flower stalks may be cut in early- to mid-summer if a shorter habit is desired. Very attractive to butterflies.