(Heath Aster, Sungal Heath Aster)
A form of the North American native heath aster, ‘Pink Cloud’ produces a generous display of small but profuse, pale-pink daisies on arching, open, many-branched stems lined with short, narrow, needle-like leaves. The dainty, yellow-eyed blooms appear from late summer to autumn, and are highly attractive to butterflies and other small, pollinating insects.
This tough, drought-tolerant perennial grows easily in full sun and adaptable to a range of well-drained soils. If allowed, it may self-sow...
(Prostrate Heath Aster)
Heath aster is a tough, drought-tolerant perennial native to much of central and eastern North America. Its well-branched stems are densely lined with fine textured, deep green, needle-like foliage. Heath asters sold under the name prostratus typically have trailing, ground-hugging stems. Drifts of small, bright white daisies with yellow centers cover the plants in autumn, and are highly attractive to butterflies and other small pollinating insects. Plants are self-sterile, but may produce...
(Prostrate Heath Aster)
This ground-hugging, fine-leaved perennial covers itself with small, snowy "daisies" in late summer and early fall. It is a cultivar of heath aster, a tough, drought-tolerant perennial native to much of central and eastern North America.
The well-branched, prostrate stems of 'Snowdrift' are densely lined with fine textured, deep green, needle-like foliage. Drifts of petite, bright white, daisy-like blossoms with yellow centers cover the plants in autumn, and are highly attractive to butterflies...
(Prostrate Heath Aster, Snow Flurry Heath Aster)
Aster ‘Snow Flurry’ is a prostrate form of heath aster, a tough, drought-tolerant perennial native to North America. It forms a very low-growing, spreading mat of short, narrow, needle-like foliage which is carpeted with many small, white, yellow-centered daisies from early to mid-autumn. Its dainty blooms are highly attractive to bees and butterflies, and add a breath of freshness to the garden following the tired, faded tones of late summer.
This distinctive perennial thrives in full sun...
Calico aster is a clump-forming perennial native to much of eastern and central North America. This species is most often found in lightly shaded forests, although it also grows in full sun locations where soils are moist. Its delicate sprays of small daisies displayed in autumn make it a valuable addition to perennial borders, woodland gardens or wildflower meadows, and also make attractive, long-lasting fillers for cut flower arrangements.
The slender, arching, branched stems of this aster...
(Calico Aster, Lady in Black Calico Aster)
The deep purple foliage of this striking calico aster cultivar contrasts dramatically with its clouds of tiny, white, purple-centered flowers displayed in autumn. The species is most often found in lightly shaded forests throughout most of eastern and central North America, although it also grows in full sun locations where soils are moist. ‘Lady in Black’ achieves its best foliage color in full sun, and is perfect for perennial borders, woodland gardens or wildflower meadows. Its dainty blossoms...
(New England Aster)
New England aster is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial native to moist, open areas throughout much of the United States and southern Canada. Its tall, thick, stems rise from basal clumps lightly hairy, lance-shaped, bright green foliage. The leaves are also borne alternately along the stems, and are clasping at the bases, rather than stalked. Plant height can be quite variable, ranging from knee-high to eye level. Large clusters of pink, purple or violet-blue, yellow-centered daisies top...
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(Alma Pötschke Aster, New England Aster)
This stunning New England aster cultivar electrifies the autumn garden with a profusion of semi-double, glowing raspberry-pink daisies that bloom atop sturdy, well-branched stems. The brilliant blossoms are complemented by bright green, lance-shaped foliage, and are highly attractive to butterflies and other small, pollinating insects.
Though quite adaptable, New England aster performs best in full sun and moderately fertile soil with average to ample moisture. Taller varieties may require...
(Harrington's Pink Aster, New England Aster)
This statuesque New England aster cultivar bears loads of light pink, yellow-centered daisies from late summer into fall. Its soft blossoms make excellent cut flowers and are beloved by bees and butterflies. For a breathtaking display, try combining 'Harrington's Pink' with perennial sunflower (Helianthus) ‘Lemon Queen’ and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) ‘Prairie Sky’, which will also help to conceal and support its arching stems.
New England aster is quite adaptable, but...
(Honeysong Pink New England Aster, New England Aster)
New England aster ‘Honeysong Pink’ forms a big dome covered with masses of rich pink, yellow-centered daisies in late summer to autumn. The blossoms are complemented by bright green, lance-shaped foliage, and are highly attractive to butterflies and other small, pollinating insects.
Though quite adaptable, New Enland aster performs best in full sun and moderately fertile soil with average to ample moisture. Pinching back of growth tips in late spring to very early summer helps to encourage...