Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides)

Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides)

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Description

Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: August – October
*Salt tolerant*

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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

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Weight 2 lbs
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