Aster bigelovii
(Syn. Machaeranthera bigelovii)
“Purple Tansy Aster”
Aster bigelovii (Syn. Machaeranthera bigelovii) “Purple Tansy Aster” Aster bigelovii (Syn. Machaeranthera bigelovii) “Purple Tansy Aster”

Big & showy late Summer & Fall color is provided by this native Aster from the Southwestern U.S. Forming a 3’ x 3’ mound, it explodes into a mass of large (1.5”), multi-rayed, purple blooms in September & October. Not fussy about soil & drought tolerant, though it blooms better with some water.

Sun Avg./Low water
Biennial/Perennial

USDA zones 7-10