Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Prince'

Calico Aster

Herbaceous Perennial

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Prince' is a finely textured perennial with brownish-black foliage, especially in the early season. In fall, delicate white flowers cover the plant. Compact and pretty much flop-proof; this is an easy-care perennial to grow. Previously called Aster lateriflorus 'Prince'.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Average, Low


Size: 24 - 30 tall x 24 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Airy / Frothy

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Brown / Chocolate, Burgundy / Maroon
Fall Color: Burgundy / Maroon

Flower Color: White
Bloom Season: Aug, Sep, Oct
Flower Shape: Daisy / Composite

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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