This is a beauty! Purplish green foliage emerges in the spring to form a good mound, turning purplish-plum in the autumn. It has masses of white flowers with raspberry-red disc florets in late summer/autumn at about 30”. Due to the mass of little flowers you will get a haze effect that is stunning in the fall garden. If you want to make it flower lower, remember to pinch it back to 3-4” in June.
Common Name: Calico Aster
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Fields and forest edges. Often found at the edge of a field, such as along trails, in sunny to slightly shaded locations.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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