Here is a future introduction for Plant Delights, a 2018 Wilkes County, Georgia collection of a dwarf, compact form of our native frost aster, Aster pilosus (Symphyotrichum pilosum), collected by our research staff, Zac Hill and Jeremy Schmidt. It’s looking rather impressive in the trial garden this week, 30″ tall x 5′ wide.
What is that Astor like fluff blooming now that is a pale off pink?
Flowers about in 1.5 inches and stalk falls gracefully. Thanks
can’t begin to guess without a photo
Do you prune this?
No, never pruned during the growing season, but in winter, it will be cut to the ground.
Propagating by seed? Maybe you will get a variegated seedling?
This one will be clonally propagated to ensure uniformity. Asters don’t yield many variegates from seed like some other genera.
Wow! It’s like a Spiraea for the fall!