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Climbing Aster, scientifically known as Symphyotrichum carolinianum, is a delightful native vine prized for its delicate flowers, climbing habit, and adaptability to various growing conditions.


Climbing Aster is a perennial vine that typically grows to lengths of 6 to 10 feet, though it can reach greater lengths if supported. It features twining stems adorned with lance-shaped leaves that are dark green and toothed along the margins. In late summer to early fall, the vine produces clusters of daisy-like flowers with lavender-blue petals and yellow centers, creating a stunning display in the garden. The flowers are highly attractive to pollinators and add a touch of color to fences, trellises, and arbors.

Growing Conditions:

- Thrives in well-drained soil with moderate fertility.

- Prefers full sun to partial shade, though it can tolerate some shade.

- Drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering, especially during dry spells.



- Provide support such as a trellis, fence, or arbor for the vine to climb.

- Prune lightly as needed in late winter or early spring to shape the vine and remove any dead or diseased growth.

- Mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

- Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth and flowering.


Wildlife Attraction:

- The flowers of Climbing Aster are highly attractive to pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and other insects, enhancing biodiversity in the garden.

- Provides habitat and food for various species of birds and small mammals, which feed on the seeds and use the vine for nesting sites and shelter.

- The dense foliage offers protection for ground-dwelling insects and other invertebrates, adding to the ecological value of the landscape.

Enhance vertical interest and attract pollinators to your landscape with Climbing Aster – a versatile and attractive native vine that's sure to make a statement in any garden or natural area.

Climbing Aster, Symphyotrichum carolinianum


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