Frost Aster- Symphyotrichum Pilosum
The Frost Aster: Symphyotrichum Pilosum is a gorgeous, small bud flower that closely resembles a daisy. These flowers are often seen growing and blooming on the side of highways and in other natural or wild areas. They have small, deep yellow centers that do get darker with age as the plant grows. The center is surrounded by tiny white petals that may appear as though they are tinged with a hint of blue.
Frost asters are late-blooming flowers that help extend the floral season, often blooming in autumn for around six weeks. These flowers were named frost aster because of the white hairs that grow on the plant. The stem is so hairy that it appears to be covered in frost. It is a quickly spreading plant that spreads by seeds and rhizomes, so if you plant it in one location, odds are it will spread without your help.
Frost asters are most common in the Eastern part of the United States
The plant began in states like Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri and spread to most of the Eastern half of the country. It is also present in Washington state. It is a native plant to the United States and is one of the country's most common types of aster. In truth, it can grow nearly anywhere, and when left unattended, it will do just that. It spreads quickly, so if you want to keep it in one place, you need to tend it and ensure that the seeds are collected before they have a chance to spread.
The plant grows only about two and four feet tall, but each can spread from about two feet wide to around four feet wide. The frost aster blooms from August to October and is a gorgeous natural plant that anyone can add to their flower garden and expect great results. They are easy to grow and nurture. They require full sun to partial shade and only a medium amount of water. This plant is considered a wildflower in some areas because it grows well without intentional planting.
Frost aster attract butterflies, making them an even more pretty flower to plant
They are perennials, so they will continue to come back every year, making them a great filler flower or flower you can build your garden around. Since they are white, they go well with a massive range of different foliage and flowers and are gorgeous flowers to plant in any landscaping along with any other flowers you might have grown.
The flowers of this particular plant are branching and will grow in small clusters of several flowers on one stem. If you want to introduce more native plants into your garden and live in the Eastern part of the United States, this may be a great option.