Symphyotrichum sericeum (Aster sericeus)

Symphyotrichum sericeum (Aster sericeus)


Silky Aster Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Season: September – October

More Information:

Suggested Uses: Silky Aster is a very lovely small aster that is native to upland prairies. It has silky silvery foliage with lavender flowers that bloom in the fall. It is an excellent addition to gardens and a terrific upland restoration plant. It grows well on sandy and gravelly soils and will do nicely in a rock garden too.

Native Range: Native to the tallgrass prairie of the Midwest. Native throughout the state of Minnesota except for the northeast corner.

Pollinators: Bees and butterflies.

Flowers: Flowers are similar to those of many other species of Aster with yellow disk flowers surrounded by purple ray flowers (“petals”).

Leaves: The leaves are ovate and silky. They have a silver sheen to them.

Other Names: Western Silver Aster

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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