Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)

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Scientific name: Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
Common name: Calico Aster
Description: This aster has deep plum foliage with hundreds of small pink and white flowers in September and October. Growing 3’ tall, calico aster is hardy in moist to dry soils.
Propagation: Easy from seeds or divisions
Initial bloom (month and week): September W2
Habitat: Sunny meadows
Color of flower: Small Pink and White Flowers, Deep Plum foliage
Height: 3′
Spread: 24″
Family: Asteraceae
Soil type: Neutral
Soil moisture: Moist to dry
Light: Full sun
Zone: Zones 4-8

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