Calico aster


 

Calico aster
(Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)

 

Height:

    • 2 – 3 feet

Bloom:

    • Aug. – Oct.

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun to part shade (best)

Soil moisture:

    • Medium

Used by:

    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage)

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Common Buckeye

Bicolored Sweat Bee

Leave Fields of Fall Wildflowers for Pollinators

Painted Ladies

Fall asters provide late season boost to pollinators

Native range in North America:

 

 

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