Machaeranthera bigelovii
Plants of the Southwest

Machaeranthera bigelovii

Purple Aster

Purple Aster is an annual or biennial to 3 ft. or much lower if cut or mowed to branch laterally. Lilac profusion in autumn. Abundant and spectacular along roadsides with Chamisa- a wonderful color combination. Plant anytime, early fall is best. Zones 3-8.

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