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Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Heath aster / syn. Symphyotrichum ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

A very low, dense carpeting groundcover that is smothered with 1/2" single white flowers with gold centers in September. A good strong grower and a totally new look and use for Asters! Makes an excellent container plant.

Benefits

  • Lightly fragrant flowers attract butterflies and honey bees
  • A favorite of the Pearl Crescent butterfly
  • Rhizomatous root system helps stabilize soils
  • Deer resistant while providing great cover
  • Perfect groundcover for dry shade

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will grow in a range of soils and moisture levels. Does best in full to part sun in average to dry soil. 


Height
6-8 in

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Spread
2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Native Range

Found in dry prairies and roadsides.

Native Trivia

Plant several different types of Asters such as Smooth Aster (Aster laevis) and New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) because they bloom at different times. You'll enjoy the butterflies for weeks longer that way.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Heavy clay
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Fall
Late Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Native Habitat
Grassland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Container
Drought tolerant
Edging
Erosion control
Meadow
Rock garden
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