Aster sericeus Silky Aster Seed and Potted Plants
(ASS-ter = star) (ser-IK-ee-us = silky)

also know as
(Symphyotrichum sericeum), Western Silver Aster

Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers Native Perennial Wildflower Plants and Seeds
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  Habitat Bloom
Period
Color Height
Inches
Moisture Plant
Spacing
Lifespan
Symphyotrichum sericeum, Silky Aster picture, Western Silver Aster picture, Aster sericeus picture Sun August 
October
Blue 18 to 30 Dry to
Average
18 to 24
inches
Perennial

Photo by cj

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Sorry, we are sold out of Aster sericeus Silky Aster potted plants and seeds 

Aster sericeus
Symphyotrichum sericeum
Western Silver Aster
Silky Aster seed

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Aster sericeus Silky Aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum, Western Silver Aster) leaves are covered with fine silky hairs giving the plant a slippery texture and distinctive silvery green color  that contrasts beautifully with its attractive flowers.  The numerous 1/14  flower heads with violet-purple petals surrounding a yellow center grow in open branching clusters and bloom  late summer to fall.  Plant in the rock garden with glade coneflower, Prairie Onion, Sand Coreopsis, Narrow-leaf Gayfeather, and prairie dropseed grass.  Most asters will germinate without a cold treatment. Symphyotrichum sericeum, Western Silver Aster

Aster sericeus Silky Aster with it's combination of attractive foliage and beautiful flowers is one of my favorite wildflowers for a sunny flower garden.

Found naturally in dry or sandy prairies or glades often in limestone or calcium rich soils from Indiana westward, north to Michigan, Manitoba and North Dakota, and south to Alabama and Texas.  Asteraceae (Aster Family)

The map below shows areas where Aster sericeus Silky Aster plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area including the eastern US.  USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 9. 

Aster sericeus
Symphyotrichum sericeum
Western Silver Aster
Silky Aster

Arkansas
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri

Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Wisconsin

State Distributional Map for Aster sericeus, silky aster native wildflower seed

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Aster sericeus Silky Aster Plant distribution map compliments of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.