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Aster ptarmicoides

Upland White Aster

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Aster ptarmicoides (Upland White Aster)

This low-growing wildflower thrives on dry sandy soils forming mounds that are literally covered with white flowers in August and September. The silvery-white seedheads carry the show into the fall. This attractive plant will grow in the hottest, driest sandy soils, making it perfect for sandy hillsides, rock gardens and any place most other plants find hostile. Requires at least a half day of full sun, and never grows over two feet tall.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
-12 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Not recommended for clay.

Good Companions
Eastern Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa), Gray-head Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar