Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Aster ericoides*

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Heath Aster
Low Growing Aster
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
1'-2'
/
2'-3'
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist to Dry
Price:
$8.50/1 qt.

Symphyotrichum ericoides, commonly known as the White Aster or Heath Aster, is an herbaceous perennial in the composite family. It is native to much of North America from Quebec and Manitoba all the way south to Georgia and west to New Mexico.

It's an herbaceous perennial plant from 1' to 2' tall, branching occasionally and bushy in appearance. The hairy stems are green initially, but often become brown when the plant matures. The alternate leaves are up to 3" long and ¼" across toward the base of the plant, becoming less than 1" long and 1/8" (3 mm.) across near the flowering stems. They are linear in form and have smooth edges, often with a fine pubescence. The lower leaves usually shrivel and fall off by the time the compound flowers bloom during the fall. These flowers are very numerous and have a daisy-like appearance. Each compound flower is a little less than ½" across, and consists of numerous yellow disk florets, which are surrounded by about 12 white ray florets. There is no noticeable floral scent. There are numerous needle-like green bracts on the flowering stems, giving this plant a heath-like appearance. The little seeds have tufts of white hairs, and are distributed by the wind. The root system is rhizomatous.

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We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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