• 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.
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolius), Frost Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum)
• 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.
Occurs along roadsides, sandy, open areas, fields.