Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: June – September
Suggested Uses: Hairy Golden Aster is a very showy yellow upland aster. It is very useful for upland restoration project and works well in a rock garden. Is happiest in dry, sandy and gravelly soils. Attractive to butterflies!
Native Range: Native to the western half of the U.S. including parts of the Midwest. Native to Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees and butterflies. High-value nectar source for adult Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies.
Flowers: Composite, daisy-like with yellow centers (disk flowers) and yellow “petals” (ray flowers). Flowers are about 1″ in diameter.
Leaves: Short hairs on leaves and stems gives the foliage a grayish green color. Leaves are alternate.
Other Names: Shinner’s Golden Aster, Hairy False Golden Aster. Chrysopsis.
More information: USDA plant profile