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Dream of Beauty Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Dream of Beauty'
SKU: HC017847
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Symphyotrichum oblongifolius 'Dream of Beauty' (Aromatic Aster) is big on blooms from mid-summer to fall, providing easy-care, long-lasting garden color. Shorter in stature than many Asters, it will brighten the garden with dense foliage and sweet pink flowers. A favorite of butterflies, this native cultivar is essential for late-season blooms in the pollinator garden.
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Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Dream of Beauty'
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
12" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall


Symphyotrichum oblongifolius 'Dream of Beauty' (Aromatic Aster) is a garden workhorse blooming from mid-summer to fall. This High Plains native was introduced in 1960 by the Great Plains plantsman Claude Barr. Give this perennial plenty of room to fill in, as it will easily spread to 24" wide. To create a more dense, compact plant, cut back by one-fourth in early summer. Happy in sun or morning sun with afternoon shade, this Aster will grow in a wide range of soil types, from sandy to average, including clay. Keep soil moderately moist to establish, thereafter, this plant is both drought and heat tolerant. An excellent choice for a wildflower garden or meadow, it will naturalize when happy. Leave plant standing over winter, then cut it back to 1-2" above ground in early spring. Asters are deer-resistant pollinator favorite that provide much-needed late-season pollen for bees and butterflies, and later, seed for birds. Plant with Lavender, Echinacea (Coneflower), other Asters, and Ornamental Grasses. 
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