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Prairie Aster Seeds

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This famous wildflower is not really an aster, but has always been called "Prairie Aster" or "Tahoka Daisy." Annual.

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Yellow and Purple Prairie Aster Seeds, Aster tanacetifolia or Machaeranthera tanacetifolius, Prairie Aster or Tahoka Daisy
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Common Name Prairie Aster or Tahoka Daisy
Botanical Name Aster tanacetifolia or Machaeranthera tanacetifolius
Plant Type Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow, Purple
Mature Height Up to 18 inches tall
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 560000
Seeds Per Packet 100
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To Southwest and Central United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Native
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
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Also known as "Tahoka Daisy", this spectacular American wildflower is not really an aster at all, and blooms earlier than that large family. The blooms are a lot alike, however, with yellow centers and almost "electric" blue/purple rays (petals).
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