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Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Frost Aster- Symphyotrichum Pilosum
The Frost Aster- Symphyotrichum Pilosum is a gorgeous, small bud flower that closely resembles a daisy. These flowers are often seen growing and blooming on the side of highways and in other natural or wild areas. They have small, deep yellow centers that do get darker with age as the plant grows. The center is surrounded by very small white petals that may appear as though they are tinged with a hint of blue.
Frost asters are a late-blooming flower that does help to extend the floral season, often blooming in autumn for around a period of six weeks. These flowers were named frost aster because of the white hairs that grow on the plant. The stem is so hairy that it appears to be covered in frost. This is a quickly spreading plant that does spread by seeds and rhizomes, so if you plant it in one location, odds are it is going to spread without your help at all.
Frost aster are most common in the Eastern part of the United States
The plant began in states like Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri and spread to most of the Eastern half of the country. It is also present in Washington state. It is a native plant to the United States and is one of the most common types of aster in the country. In truth, it can grow nearly anywhere, and when left unattended, it will do just that. It spreads quickly, so if you want to keep it in one place, you do need to tend it and make sure that the seeds are collected before they have a chance to spread.
The plant only grows to be between about two feet and four feet tall, but each plant can spread from about two feet wide to around four feet wide. The frost aster blooms from August to October and is a gorgeous natural plant that anyone can add to their flower garden and expect great results. They are easy to grow and nurture; they require full sun to partial shade and require only a medium amount of water. In some areas, this plant is considered a wildflower because it grows well without intentional planting.
They do attract butterflies which makes them an even more appealing flower to plant. They are perineal, so they will continue to come back every year, making them a great filler flower or a flower that you can build your garden around. Since they are white, they do go well with a huge range of different foliage and flowers and are gorgeous flowers to plant in any sort of landscaping along with any other flowers you might have grown.
The flowers of this particular plant are branching and will grow in small clusters of several flowers on one stem. If you are looking to introduce more native plants into your garden, and you live in the Eastern part of the United States, this may be a great option for you.