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Symphyotrichum ericoides var. prostratum ‘Snow Flurry’

Native Plants

Snow Flurry White Heath Aster

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Summary

Typically growing 4-6” tall, Snow Flurry white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. prostratum ‘Snow Flurry)  is a herbaceous perennial with a prostrate form. At first glance it resembles a spreading dwarf juniper, with its rigid sprawling stems and notable linear, stiff leaves. Flowering in late summer to mid-autumn, the yellow centered, ½” wide, white, star-shaped blooms 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 fire pink (Silene virginica), wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), eastern prickly-pear (Opuntia humifusa), and fringed bluestar (Amsonia ciliata var.tenuifolia). Formerly known as Aster ericoides f. prostratus ‘Snow Flurry’. Zones 3-9. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun-to-partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-summer-to-mid-fall
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Scientific Names

    Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides

     
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown, tan