Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus)

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus)


Calico Aster Categories: ,


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 1-4 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: August – October

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Calico Aster is a great plant for woodland shoreline restorations! Calico Aster has small, but very showy clusters of white flowers in the late summer, early fall. It is a good source of nectar for bees and butterflies!

Native Range: Native to the eastern half of North America. Native throughout Minnesota except for the Southwest corner.

Pollinators: Bees, butterflies, moths. An excellent pollinator plant.

Flowers: The 1 ” flower-heads have 10-20 petal-like ray flowers. The central disk flowers of this branching aster can have a reddish hue.

Leaves: The large, heart-shaped, toothed basal leaves are 4-8″ long.

More information: USDA plant profile

Photo Credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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