Aster subspicatus

Douglas aster grows in clusters of erect leafy stems. It has pale purple flowers with long narrow petals that bloom all summer long.


Douglas Aster flower

Photo credit: Tom Brandt

aster inflorescence

Photo credit: Walter Siegmund

aster seedling

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • Douglas Aster flower
  • aster inflorescence
  • aster seedling

Plant Details

Upland Prairie and Savanna
Wet Prairie
Grows in meadows, forest clearings, salt and fresh water wetlands.
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
Moderate moisture
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Ornamental; Deer resistant