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Ionactis linariifolia

stiff aster, bristly aster (Aster linariifolius)

This unique aster is well-suited for sandy, dry areas. Small needle-like leaves climb up the stems with flowers forming at the apex of each stem. This species stays lower than most asters. This is a great pollinator plant for native bees and moths.

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Height: 12-18 in
Spread: 6-10 in
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


stiff aster - Ionactis linariifolia from Native Plant Trust
stiff aster - Ionactis linariifolia from Native Plant Trust
stiff aster - Ionactis linariifolia from Native Plant Trust