Bigleaf Aster (Macrophylla) is generally described as
a perennial forb/herb.
native to the U.S. (United States)
has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer and fall .
Bigleaf Aster (Macrophylla) has
dark green foliage and
purple flowers, with
an abuncance of
conspicuous brown fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
not retained year to year.
Bigleaf Aster (Macrophylla) has a
long life span relative to most other plant species and a
moderate growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Bigleaf Aster (Macrophylla) will reach up to
4.6 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Bigleaf Aster (Macrophylla) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, seed, sprigs.
It has a
slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA