Alt Information

Aster ericoides
Aster ericoides
Garden Diary

Date purchased or acquired:

Where acquired:

Location in the garden:


The next time you are buying perennials please look for our helpful labels and blue pots, and remember "The best perennials come out of the blue"!

Aster ericoides

Heath Aster

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.085.850

Also known as Michaelmas Daisy, this is an easy, mildew resistant species for late season colour in the perennial border. Plants form a bushy clump of tiny leaves, bearing masses of small white, yellow-eyed daises for weeks on end. Grown commercially as a florist’s flower, and excellent for cutting. Pinch plants before July to maintain a compact habit. Attractive to butterflies. Tolerates dry soil better than most aster selections. Divide plants every two to four years to maintain vigour.

Further details for
Aster ericoides

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Wild Flower
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.