MACHAERANTHERA bigelovii (Bigelow's Aster)

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Machaeranthera Bigelovii commonly known as ‘Bigelow’s Aster’. Bigelow's Tansy Aster is a native biennial to short-lived perennial with deep violet to blue-white colored flowers. Leafy branched stems topped by flower heads with many narrow, bright reddish-lavender or purple rays surrounding yellow central disk. These wildflowers of late summer often color...
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Machaeranthera Bigelovii commonly known as ‘Bigelow’s Aster’. Bigelow's Tansy Aster is a native biennial to short-lived perennial with deep violet to blue-white colored flowers. Leafy branched stems topped by flower heads with many narrow, bright reddish-lavender or purple rays surrounding yellow central disk. These wildflowers of late summer often color entire banks and roadsides with vibrant purple. In the afternoon, as flower heads become shaded, the rays fold upward in the "sleep position." Sticky Aster resembles true asters (Aster) but has spiny or divided leaves.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 40,625 1000
1OZ 81,250 2,000
1/4LB 325,000 8,000
1/2LB 650,000 16,000
1LB 1,300,000 32,000
5LB 6,500,000 160,000

Scientific Name: Machaeranthera Bigelovii

Common Name: Bigelow’s Aster

Plant Type: Perennial, Biennial  

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Western Colorado, South to New Mexico and Arizona 

Height: 12-36 "

Spread: 12-18 "

Habitat: Meadows, Open areas, Subalpine, Coniferous forest 

Zone: USDA Hardiness 5-9

Exposure: Full Sun 

Blooming Season: Summer, Fall (June into September)

Attracts: Butterflies

Resistant: Drought and Deer Resistant 

Flower Shape: Bushy Shaped Flowers 

Flower Color: Purple 

Moisture: Dry 

Water Requirement: Mature plants are extremely drought tolerant and will not need watering 

Soil Type: Shallow or rocky soil 

Soil pH: 6.0 to 8.5 pH

Uses: Forb Component for restoration and wildlife enhancement projects 

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