Silky Aster

Botanical Name: Symphyotrichum sericeum

Height: about 40 cm

Season of bloom: Late September into October

Growing Conditions: Full sun. Lean dry well-drained soil. Clump-forming; will not run. An excellent aster for rock gardens.

Wildlife benefits: All of the late-flowering Asters are excellent plants for pollinators.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. Native to Ontario but not common.

Remarks: Silvery leaves are attractive even when plant is not in bloom.

Similar species: Smooth Aster.

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