Symphyotrichum dumosum

bush aster, rice button aster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Synonyms:  Aster dumosus

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color   flower color      white,pink,blue,lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden, meadow.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators, especially native bees. Larval host plant for pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos) butterflies.
Native Habitats: Sandhills, flatwoods, pine-oak-hickory woods, floodplains, secondary woods, cutthroat seep.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11