aster ‘Little Carlow’

Symphyotrichum ‘Little Carlow’ (aster ‘Little Carlow’) is a fall-blooming perennial with blue, inch wide flowers with yellow centers that attract butterflies and pollinators on their two-foot stems.

A cross between S. cordifolius and S. novae-belgiiS. ‘Little Carlow’ is more compact than many asters, making it an excellent plant for the front of borders, or as a later season colorful filler between the many taller fall-blooming plants.

Botanical Name Symphyotrichum ‘Little Carlow’
Common Name aster ‘Little Carlow’
Family Asteraceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest fall
Height and Spread 1.5-2ft x 1.5-2ft (45-60cm x 45-60cm)
Flower Color Blue with Yellow Centers
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Cultivated Form of a Native Plant. Cultivated cross of plants Native to the Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden West Meadow, East Meadow, Southeast Dark Plate, Bird Border – Monroe, Extrusion Plaza

Average Flowering Time