Upland White Aster

Botanical Name: Solidago ptarmicoides

Height: about 30 cm

Season of bloom: Late summer..

Growing Conditions: Full sun. Lean, sweet soil. Thrives in shallow soil on top of limestone rock. A nice aster for rock gardens

Wildlife benefits: All the late-season native Asters and Goldenrods are important food sources for native bees and other wild pollinators.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes

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Bottle Gentian

Upland White Aster and Bottle Gentian, Knox Landing, Quebec.