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False Aster Seeds

SKU: AM012994
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False Aster is a prolific bloomer, providing hundreds of small, white blooms on each plant from late summer until frost. This native wildflower is also an important source of pollen for butterflies, bees, wasps and more. False Aster tolerates moist to wet soil, making it a great choice for a rain garden. (Perennial)
key features
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
covers 30-40 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings


False Aster, or Boltonia asteroides, is a tall-growing native wildflower. Hundreds of white blooms sit atop plants that can grow from 5-6’ tall, depending on the soil type. Plants will be shorter grown in drier soil and taller in a more moist soil. If plants start to need support in the early summer months, False Aster can be cut back by 1/3 and will still provide prolific blooms.

This easy-to-grow wildflower provides nourishment for pollinators in the late summer all the way into fall and will attract a variety of butterflies, bees, and wasps. We recommend planting this native beauty with Goldenrod, Aster or Joe-Pye Weed for a colorful late-season finale in your garden.