Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: The leaves of Silky Aster feel as soft as a good piece of milk chocolate in your mouth. Both sides of the alternating leaves are covered with fine hairs that lie flat, creating a lovely silvery green appearance. It’s worth growing for the attractive foliage alone! This Aster sets many pretty violet-purple flowers (15-30 rays around a yellow disk) on wide-set branches early Fall and attracts a multitude of pollinators. Thriving in drier soils, Symphyotrichum sericeum reaches 1-2′ in height. Another scientific name in use is Aster sericeus.
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