Symphyotrichum ericoides - Heath Aster
Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial. Its hairy stems are slender, branching, and covered by small needle-like alternate leaves. It produces numerous small white compound flowers organized into larger clusters and are cupped by green bracts on the flowering stems. Its little seeds have tufts of white hairs and is distributed by the wind. This plant thrives in poor, dry, sandy, rocky soils but it can be aggressive in rich soils as it spreads by rhizomes.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 1' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
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