Western Silvery Aster

The magenta-coloured flowers are the most beautiful of all the asters.

WESTERN SILVERY ASTER (Symphiotrichum sericeus)Actually, this is my favourite aster! The plants tend to be rather scrappy-looking, but the magenta-coloured flowers are the most beautiful of all the asters. The leaves are covered in long, silky hairs and are wonderful to feel, even when the plants are very young.

Flower Colour: pink
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: August – September
Height: 1 – 2 ft
Soil: dry