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ASTER ericoides 'Pink Cloud'
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 readily about the garden; remove faded flowering stems promptly if seedlings are not desired. The stem tips may be pinched in late spring or very early summer to encourage bushier growth and heavier flowering. Divide clumps in spring every few years, if necessary. ‘Pink Cloud is an ideal source of late-season color for beds, borders or rock gardens, and also makes a fine, long-lasting cut flower.
8 - 1
4 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
26"-32" / 66.0cm - 81.3cm
12"-36" / 30.5cm - 91.4cm
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Yellow, Pink, Light Pink
Green, Dark Green
Container, Cutflower, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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