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Aster laterifolius

Calico Aster

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Aster laterifolius (Calico Aster)

Brighten up the fall woodland garden with the charming flowers of this delicate aster. A myriad of white blooms with maroon and yellow centers cover the two to three foot tall stems in autumn. Flowers often change from white to shades of purple. Bloom period lasts for an extended period, often right up to the first frosts. Prefers well-drained soils in partial sun to shade. Add Calico Aster to woodland edges and open woodlands for a burst of late season color!

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), Blue Sage (Salvia azurea), Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW-

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar