bush aster, rice button aster
Synonyms: Aster dumosus
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 ft
Flower Color: white,pink,blue,lavender
Fruit Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden, meadow.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Attracts pollinators, especially native bees. Larval host plant for pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos) butterflies.
Native Habitats: Sandhills, flatwoods, pine-oak-hickory woods, floodplains, secondary woods, cutthroat seep.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: