Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides)
$4.95 – $9.95
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: August – October
Suggested Uses: Heath Aster is a durable upland prairie native that is a great addition to restoration projects. It has beautiful showy clusters of small white flowers. It thrives on a variety of soils types including sand, gravel and clay. It is excellent at attracting beneficial insects and is a great source of nectar for bees and butterflies.
Native Range: Native throughout the majority of the contiguous U.S. except for the South. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bees and beneficial wasps. High-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies.
Flowers: Small, white flowers form clusters on branches. White ray flowers and yellow disk flowers.
Leaves: Leaves are small, linear and very narrow. No serrated edges. Some leaves may be slightly fuzzy.
Other Names: Frost-weed Aster
More information: USDA plant profile