Symphyotrichum ericoides

Common name: Heath Aster

Native plant

Heath Aster produces an abundance of classic daisy-like flowers with white petals and yellow centers.  As with all asters, it blooms late summer to early fall, lasts for about 2 months, and attracts a wide range of bees, butterflies and other pollinators looking for their last bit of nectar and pollen for the season.  The plant has a bushy, sprawling growth habit.  Trim in late May to early June to avoid staking later in the year.  In open areas, this plant will form small colonies.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

New Construction

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

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