Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (calico aster)


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Calico aster does best in moist areas in full sun to part shade. It makes a great groundcover, and it’s flowers delight with a kaleidoscope of natural hues. Asters are a top keystone species perennial and host beneficial larvae. They attract and feed many pollinators, especially butterflies and bees, making them a pollinator powerhouse. They are a very important late season pollinator plant. Not only are they blooming for the insects late, but it makes for a gorgeous contrast against native fall bronze grasses, yellow goldenrod, and milkweed seed heads. Asters should be planted everywhere, in gardens, meadows, roadsides, groundcovers, ect.., especially because they are NOT deer resistant and they need our help as much as we need theirs.

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (calico aster)

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Wet to Average Soil
  • 2′-3′ Height, 2′-3′ Width
  • Aug, Sept, Oct Bloom
  • White to Purple to Pink Flowers
  • Keystone Species(supports 30+ native bee specialists)
  • Pollinator Powerhouse
  • Late Season Blooms
  • Cut Flower
  • Low Maintenance
  • Rain Garden

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An additional handling charge may be applied at pickup. This is dependent on order quantity.

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