Aster, Silky

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 1-2 Ft.
Seed Count 400,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Symphyotrichum sericeum
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun to Part Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period August-October
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Value Very Good

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Description

Silky Aster is native to the United States from Texas to North Dakota and west to the Great Lakes. Given its name from the silky hairs that cover its leaves, this perennial will grow to a height of 1-3 feet. Occupying dry, upland sites and open woodlands, it is very drought tolerant preferring to grow in full sun. The purple and yellow flowers are in bloom from August-October when it is frequented by many insects and pollinators.

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