Rice Button Aster; Symphyotrichum dumosum

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Aster   Symphyotrichum dumosum

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A Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus) butterfly drinks nectar from Aster

A Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus butterfly drinks nectar from Aster.

Botanical Name: Symphyotrichum dumosum

Common Names: Rice Button Aster

Flower - Bloom color: White - lavender tinge

Plant type: Perennial

Light: Sun - light shade

Size: 4'

Water: Tolerates drought

Soil: Rich to poor

Propagation: Root division, cuttings