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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Tall Flat-topped White Aster, Parasol Aster, Cornel-Leaf Whitetop
Bloom Time: Late Fall
Height: 24 in to 60 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet to Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water. Slow to germinate.
Seeds Per Oz: 67000
This early-blooming aster provides nectar for Pearl Crescent and Silvery Checkerspot butterflies, as a host plant in their life cycle. In the wild, it grows in moist, sandy areas or woodland. 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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