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Heath Aster
Scientific Name: Aster ericoides L.
Synonym: Virgulus ericoides, Aster polycephalus, Lasallea ericoides, Symphyotrichum ericoides, Aster multiflorus
Family: Asteraceae
Heath Aster (Aster  ericoides)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-8

Heat Tolerance: Questionable, maybe as a winter annual in the hot deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: North America

Growth Habits: Perennial, 1.5 to 3 feet tall (45-90 cm), 1 foot spread (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Does better in wet areas

Propagation: Division in spring or late fall, cuttings in spring, seeds

Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Blooming Habits:
White or pale pink flowers, 0.5 inch in diameter (1.2 cm), at the end of the summer. The plants may be cut to the ground after blooming.

Fruiting Habits:

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