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Heath aster (Snow Flurry)

Symphyotrichum (Aster) ericoides 'Snow Flurry'  • 

Photo: Heath aster (Snow Flurry)

General description

‘Snow Flurry’ is a prostrate heath aster cultivar that typically grows to 4-6” tall and spreads along the ground to form a dense foliage mat. Small, single asters (to 1/2” diameter) with white rays and yellow centers cover the foliage in a profuse fall bloom (September-October). Distinctive leaves are mostly 1” long or less (some lower leaves to 2.5” long), quite narrow (to 1/4” wide), rigid and linear. The overall appearance of the leaves is heath-like, hence the common name. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. The species is a Missouri native that typically grows in a bushy, somewhat weedy-looking clump to 3’ tall and occurs in open rocky woods, prairies and along roads and railroads.

Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: September to October
Bloom Description: White with yellow centers
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil

Properties

Height
1 cm
Color
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy