Also known as
Starved Aster, Goblet Aster, One-Side Aster, Side-Flower Aster, White Woodland Aster, Farewell Summer
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum by Shawn Severance (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Calico Aster Overview
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum is a clump-forming perennial from the Asteraceae family. It dies back every winter, in late summer producing small, white-pink, daisy-like flowers arranged at the end of tall stems. It was recently re-classified and renamed from Aster lateriflorus and is commonly known as Calico Aster. This plant originates from Canada to Mexico and is a popular garden plant. It is hardy and grows best in full sun.
How to propagate Calico Aster
Propagation is by softwood or basal cuttings in the spring.
Division in the spring or autumn.
Special features of Calico Aster
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Calico Aster
This hardy wildflower makes a useful addition to Wildlife friendly garden plantings and meadows.