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First Snow Heath Aster

Aster ericoides 'First Snow'
SKU: HC017406
$12.99
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Overview
Aster ericoides 'First Snow' (Heath Aster) is a star of the fall garden, that blooms with a profusion of tiny white flowers held on husky, densely branched stems. The nectar-rich flowers are magnets for attracting all kinds of bees and butterflies including migrating Monarchs. This native aster selection is a sun-lover and easily grown in all types of soil including clay. 'First Snow' Heath Aster is a must-have perennial for late season flowers.
key features
Botanical Name
Aster ericoides 'First Snow'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
20-24" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid fall
SKU
HC017406

Description

Aster ericoides 'First Snow' (Heath Aster) bursts into flower in early fall with husky, densely branched sprays of small white flowers. It's a remarkable display and the plant attracts all types of bees and butterflies (including migrating monarchs) to its nectar-rich flowers.) An outstanding selection of the native heath aster, it's long-lived perennial, with attractive mid-green foliage and compact stems. The plant grows vigorously in full sun and partial shade and is a trouble-free performer in most any type of soil including clay.  Recommended companion plants include the cobalt-blue flowering Autumn Sapphire Sage (Salvia reptans 'Autumn Sapphire'), Prairie Sage (Salvia azurea) and misty-pink Undaunted® Ruby Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia reverchonii). 24-36" wide x 20-24" tall. 


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