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Frost Aster
Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum

White Swish

Loads of white asters with yellow centers cover this heavily branched plant August through October, leaves start out large at the base of the plant but become narrow and short as they ascend the downy flowering stalks, attracts butterflies and bees, host plant for the Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos), highly salt tolerant.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
1-4 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b

Other names: Hairy Oldfield Aster

Native Range: ME to e. SD, south to TX and c. FL

Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 8 weeks. Surface sow.

Frost Aster Seed Packet $4.00
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