Aster ericoides 'Syn. Symphyotrichum ericoides'
White Heath Aster

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
White Heath Aster
Aster ericoides  - Syn. Symphyotrichum ericoides

A low, dense groundcover that is smothered in 1/2" single white flowers with gold centers in September. A good strong grower and a totally new look and use for an aster. Narrow grey-green foliage is a great host plant for many varieties of butterflies. Easy to grow, this tolerant perennial thrives as a groundcover in dry conditions. Butterflies flock to the masses of tiny flowers for nectar in early fall.

  • Lightly fragrant flowers attract butterflies
  • A favorite of the Pearl Crescent butterfly
  • Thrives in dry, open sites
  • Rhizomatous root system helps stabilize soils
  • Deer resistant while providing great cover
  • Perfect groundcover for dry shade

Native Range

Found in dry prairies and roadsides.

Interesting Facts


Native Asters offer a huge selection of plants for late season interest. Using several different types in your garden will bring a 12 to 16 week period of constant bloom attracting a wide range of butterflies and moths throughout that time.




Easy to grow, low maintenance plant for tough areas like dry shade. 


Mature Size: 12-36in. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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