White Panicle Aster
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Symphyotrichum (sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum) (Info)
Species: lanceolatum (lan-see-oh-LAY-tum) (Info)
Synonym:Symphyotrichum lanceolatum subsp. lanceolatum
Synonym:Aster lanceolata
Synonym:Aster simplex
Synonym:Aster tenuifolius var. ramosissimus
Synonym:Symphyotrichum simplex

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elberton, Georgia

Hinsdale, Illinois

Beatrice, Nebraska

Patchogue, New York

Barberton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 6, 2012, salix_man from Barberton, OH wrote:

This plant is one of the most invasive plants that I have. It spreads by long roots as well as seeds, It is susceptible to two applications of glysophate