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First Snow Heath Aster

Symphyotrichum ericoides 'First Snow'
SKU: HC017406
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
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.
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Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum ericoides 'First Snow'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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


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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