Aster ericoides 'Syn. Symphyotrichum ericoides' White Heath Aster
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
Found in dry prairies and roadsides.
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.