DetailsHeterotheca jonesii (Creeping Goldenaster) is a fantastic native groundcover that grows to form an evergreen mat of tiny leaves, covered with a summer-long display of bright yellow aster-like flowers. Found in habitat in a limited area of southwestern UT, the plant has proven to be widely adaptable across the western US. This little plant makes a great companion for other taller, drought resistant native perennials, such as beardtongues and sages.
HBLAA21 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
HBLAA32 (Plant - flat of 32)
|Common Name||Creeping Goldenaster|
|Botanical Name||Heterotheca jonesii|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||1-2" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-15" wide|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Coastal California|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips On Growing Heterotheca jonesii (Creeping Goldenaster)
Heterotheca jonesii (Creeping Goldenaster) is an outstanding western native plant used as a slow growing, evergreen groundcover.
Preferred growing conditions:
- Grow in infertile (lean) soil types and avoid clay.
- Plant in full sun and partial sun exposures.
- Water transplants regularly for the first growing season to establish new transplants; once established, the plant can tolerate dry conditions.
- It is long blooming. Deadheading is not needed.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.
- The plant grows to form an evergreen mat that should not be cut back other than to remove any dead branches at the start of spring.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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