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Aster ericoides

Aster

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Friedrich Strauss, copyright GAP Photos (62102)

Plant details

A very pretty and distinctive type of aster which covers its bushy frame in a myriad small white daisies with yellow centres in late autumn. Native of North America, this easily grown species is a useful plant for late border interest and ideal to use in the trendy, prairie-style garden with rudbeckias, monardas and ornamental grasses. Divide clumps every few years and replant strong divisions into enriched soil.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Aster

Species: ericoides

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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