Symphyotrichum sericeum - Silky Aster
Silky Aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum) is a herbaceous clump-forming perennial with one or more crooked stems and alternate elliptic leaves that are covered with fine hairs. The upper stems terminate into one or more flowerheads that consist of wide-spreading, purple petals with yellow centers. Its common name comes from the fine hairs that cover both sides of its leaves and lie flat to create a silvery green, delicate, silky appearance.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 1' - 2'
Spread: 1' - 2'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: September, October
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
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