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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Bushy Aster
Bloom Time: Late Fall
Height: 24 in to 36 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 4a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water. Slow to germinate.
Seeds Per Oz: 57000
This notably adaptable species can be found growing wild in areas as diverse as sandy soil, open woods, bogs, or along roadsides. It grows most commonly throughout the southeastern region of the United States, though it can also be found along the shores of the Great Lakes; in some states, its increasing rarity has placed it on the threatened list. This species is a host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Originally from the Greek language, “aster” means “star.” At one time, asters were called starworts, frost flowers, or Michaelmas daisies; in spite of their daisy-like petals, asters are actually diminutive members of the sunflower family. In the language of flowers, these starry blossoms symbolize elegance or daintiness. They make a traditional gift for birthdays in the month of September, or for 20th wedding anniversaries.
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