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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: White Heath Aster, Squarrose White Aster, White Prairie Aster
Bloom Time: Late Fall
Height: 18 in to 24 in
Spacing: 15 in to 18 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water. Slow to germinate.
Seeds Per Oz: 200000
Named for their resemblance to the white heath of the moors of England, Heath Asters thrive in dry, rocky prairie ground or pasture land. Since grazing animals tend to avoid this plant and it spreads easily, it will eventually form extended colonies of attractive white bushes. Native Americans once used this plant in sweat baths, since it produced invigorating herbal steam. 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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