Purplestem Aster (Puniceum) is generally described as
a perennial forb/herb or subshrub.
native to the U.S. (United States)
has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer and fall .
Purplestem Aster (Puniceum) has
green foliage and
blue flowers, with
a moderate amount of
conspicuous brown fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
fall and continuing until
not retained year to year.
Purplestem Aster (Puniceum) has a
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
slow growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Purplestem Aster (Puniceum) will reach up to
8.1 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Purplestem Aster (Puniceum) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by
bare root, 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