Tufted White Prairie Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum) in bloom
Tufted White Prairie Aster
Symphyotrichum ericoides var. pansum
Aster family - Asteraceae

Growth habit: Spreading perennial

Height: 30 - 60 cm

Spread: 40 cm

Bloom Time: August - September

Bloom Colour: White with yellow centers

Light: Full sun

Moisture: Average moisture

Soil: Average garden soil

Seeding: Requires cold stratification. Plant outside in fall or cold stratify indoors. See article on stratifying seeds on the Plant Info page.

Landscape uses: When in bloom, it is a mass of tiny, white, daisy-like flowers that almost cover the whole plant. Will expand into a large patch, but is not aggressive. May sprawl.

Interesting features: Info coming soon

Natural habitat: Info coming soon

Ecology: All asters are important sources of nectar and pollen for late-season and overwintering native bees. Asters are important plants for insects, including our native butterflies, which use them both as a nectar source and as food for their caterpillars.