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Large-Leaved Aster

Scientific name

Eurybia macrophylla


Large-Leaved Aster is a perennial wildflower species that can grow up to 1 m in height. The basal leaves are very large (hence the common name), alternately arranged, green colored, heart shaped, and have sharply toothed margins. The flowers are violet to pale blue colored, have yellow centers, appear in flat-topped clusters, and bloom between August and October. The blooms are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies.

Planting conditions

Large-Leaved Aster grows best in normal to moist conditions with partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, sandy or loam soil. It is tolerant of full shade but may produce less flowers. This wildflower can be naturally found in open forests and along partially shaded, upland shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 1 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m