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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