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Aster ericoides

Joy Viola, Northeastern University, Bugwood.org

Joy Viola, Northeastern University, Bugwood.org

More About Aster ericoides

  • AKA Symphyotrichum ericoides
  • Numerous, small, white, daisy-like florets with yellow centres
  • Hairy, green stems turn brown as the plant matures
  • Naturally found in open, rocky woods, prairies and along roads and railroads
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

30-60 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

White
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Heath Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

 Best grown in an average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Does well in sandy, clay or poor soils and tolerates drought.


Aster ericoides Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Aster ericoides

Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

White Wood Aster