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Chrysopsis villosa

Also called Hairy Golden Aster


Chrysopsis villosa - Golden Aster

More About Chrysopsis villosa

  • AKA Heterotheca villosa
  • Yellow, daisy-like flowers, with 10-25 petals per flower
  • Hairy, gray leaves are oblong, occasionally toothed, usually smooth-edged
  • Spicy, sharp, sage aroma
  • Bloom Time: July to September

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

"Villosa" is Latin meaning 'hairy'.

Zone:

4

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Gold
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Golden Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a well-drained, sandy soil, in full sun. Protect from excessive, winter moisture. Native plant, naturally found in the open, in sandy soils, fallow fields and along roads and railroads. Good drought tolerance.


Chrysopsis villosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Roadside planting
Naturalizing