Symphyotrichum ericoides

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun
Soils: Dry, average
Bloom Time: White flowers in August, September, October
Size: 1-3 feet in height; up to 1.5 foot spread

Colony forming Heath Aster provides profuse, bloom for a border, rock, wildflower, or native plant garden. Tolerates poor soil and drought. Sometimes sold as Aster ericoides which is likely to be a cultivar or hybrid of other aster species.

Garden Companions

Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolius), Frost Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum)

Nature Benefits

• Good plant for a large variety of late season pollinators.
• Host plant for the Banded Woolly Bear caterpillar, the larval form of the Isabella Tiger Moth.

Native Habitat

Occurs along roadsides, sandy, open areas, fields.

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