Symphyotrichum sericeum (Aster sericeus)
$5.49 – $10.99
Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Season: September – October
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
6-pack, 3.5" pots, 5.75" pots, Seed Packets (at least 25 seeds)
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Dry Soil, Fall Blooming, Short Height
Drought Tolerant, Attract Bees, Attract Butterflies, Sandy Soil, Green Roofs