Aster - Calico (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
Loose clusters of multiple flowering heads are found concentrated mainly on one side of the widely spreading branches of Calico Aster. Like most Asters, it attracts a variety of insects but it has shorter nectar tubes. The species gets its common name from the variety of colors of its blossoms' central disks.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial, Shade
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 2 feet
Bloom Time - August, September, October
Bloom Color - White, Purple
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.