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Scientific Name: Ampelaster carolinianus
Height: 6-12 feet
Color(s): Pink or Purple with a Yellow center
Bloom Time: September, October
Other Notes: Aster is the Greek word for “star” as these flowers were named for their starburst arrangement of petals. While they attract hummingbirds and butterflies, they are often used on the perimeter of gardens as a natural insect repellant.