Symphyotrichum laeve (Wild Blue Aster)


These blue asters are stunning to look at and easy to grow. They do well in the heat and in the cold making them drought tolerant and able to grow in diverse soils. (But it prefers drier, well-drained conditions.)

Also called a Smooth Blue Aster, these 1-4ft plants will be the first to bloom and will continue to wow your neighbors for 4 weeks with flowers that darken through summer.

Although these flowering delights can grow in part shade, it really thrives in full sun and will reward you with larger and more blooms throughout the season if they get lots of sunshine.

In addition to being stunning to look at and easy to grow, Asters are a beneficial plant for our pollinator friends. This is because they are an excellent nectar source.

Fun fact: there are 180 different types of Asters


Colorado Hardy Plants are just that… hardy! We have sought out plant varieties that provide low maintenance, use little or no water once established, and are simply hardy enough to grow where others don’t.

We grow and ship our plants in 5″ or quart-size (in certain varieties) plastic containers. Knowing that the root system is the most important part of the plant we guarantee. our plants to have a large root system that fills the container.

CHP is a small family operation! We propagate, pot, water, prune, and personally package the pants you order from us. Most of our plants are grown from cuttings taken from the plants or seeds collected nearby the nursery at an elevation of 6300 ft. Our weather is extreme with temps below 0 are common in the winter and intense sunlight all summer long. We don’t grow plants in heated greenhouses, they have to be able to survive the elements!

Please note that deciduous plants ordered in the winter months and early spring will have been pruned a minimum of 30% compared to photos and may have no leaves

Our nursery is also licensed and inspected by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Nursery Division and holds a current Japanese Beetle Certificate. We only ship USPS Priority Mail, so your plants are sure to arrive quickly. You’ll note in our feedback that our shipping process is a sight to behold. We love our customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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