White panicle aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum, previously Aster lanceolatus or A. simplex) is easy to overlook for much of the growing season, but you can’t miss it in late summer to early fall, when it produces a bounty of yellow-centered, white blooms on 3- to 5-foot-tall stems. It’s a beauty, but be aware that it can spread by rhizomes to form sizeable patches, so it’s best in a meadow or other area where it can expand without pushing out less vigorous perennials. Like the other “little white asters,” it provides a bounty or pollen and nectar, supporting a wide variety of pollinating insects. Native to much of North America; these seeds are from wild plants growing in my meadow here in Bucks County, PA. Full sun to light shade; average to moist soil. Zones 4 to 9.
2022-collected seeds are sold out. I hope to collect again in early November 2023. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.