Symphyotrichum sericeum (Aster sericeus)
$4.25 – $7.95
Sun: Full to Part
Leaves: The leaves are ovate, and silky. They have a silver sheen to them.
This is a very lovely small Aster. It has silky silvery foliage with lavender flowers that bloom in the fall. An excellent landscape plant for the home garden, as well as a terrific upland restoration plant. Nice for any rock garden this plant will grow well on sandy and gravelly soils.
Medicinal Uses: Arthritis sufferers believed they would find relief by soaking in a bath of Silky Aster stems and flowers.
Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”