Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry' white heath aster from North Creek Nurseries

Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'

Common: white heath aster

Aster 'Snow Flurry' LP32 - 32 per flat

  • Height: 6"-8"
  • Spread: 2'
  • Spacing: 12"
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5-8

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Plant Details

A very low, dense carpeting groundcover that is smothered with 1/2" single white flowers with gold centers in September. A good strong grower and a totally new look and use for Asters! Makes an excellent container plant.


Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Dry

Plug Type

  • Horticultural Plug
  • Landscape Plug™

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Green Infrastructure

  • Green Roof

For Animals

  • Pollinator-friendly
  • Songbird-friendly
  • Deer Resistant

Attributes

  • Groundcover
  • Native to North America

Propagation Type

  • Vegetative

Care & Maintenance

Grow in full sun in average to dry soil.

Interesting Notes

Typically growing 4-6” tall, this herbaceous perennial is a prostrate form of the 3' tall species.  At first glance it resembles a spreading dwarf juniper with its rigid sprawling stems and notable linear, stiff leaves. Late summer to mid-autumn flowering, the yellow centered, ½” wide, white, star-shaped flowers cover the entire plant at peak bloom. Snow Flurry white heath aster will tolerate some shade but prefers full sun and dry, well-drained soil.  This plant is ideal for the front of the perennial border and is an excellent candidate for the rock garden. It makes an excellent companion for Silene virginicaAquilegia canadensisOpuntia humifusa, and Amsonia ciliata var. tenuifolia. - Mt. Cuba Center