Aster sericeus (Silky aster)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 12″

Bloom Months: September, October

Color: Purple

Sun: Full, Partial

Moisture: Dry to Mesic

Soil: Loam, Sand

Attracts/Benefits: Birds and pollinating insects

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery

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SKU: 891-1 Category:


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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