Sun: Partial, shade
Moisture: Medium-wet to dry
Bloom Time: September, October
Bloom Color: White or blue- or pink-tinged white
Genotypes: Winona, MN (shares a Level II ecosystem, Mixed Woods Plains, with Southeastern Michigan).
Brighten a shady spot with this attractive aster, which also offers vital fall nourishment to pollinators preparing for winter. The large leaves also serve as a ground cover in wooded areas. Larval host of the beautiful orange and black Pearl Crescent butterfly.