Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 
Aster shortii - Short's Aster

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of the Aster shortii visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website.
Short's Asater
Short's Aster
Wildlife Significance

Nectar - Long-tongued bees, small-tongued bee, skippers and

Specialist Pollinators - Silvery Checkerspot and Pearl Crescent

Seed - Wild turkeys and Ruffed Grouse

Mammals
- Munch on the leaves of Short's Aster 

For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower website. Aster shortii and Symphyotrichum shortii are scientific synonyms

 


Plant Provenance -Prairie Moon Nursery - Fall 2015
Aster Shortii
Aster shortii


Cultivation Information



Height
-
1 to 2 ft
Flower Color
-  White
Blooms - August - October
Soil -

Sun - Shade part/part shade
Zone -
3 to 8
Family -
Asteraceae
Aster Shortii seedlings started February 2016 picture taken April 13, 2016
Aster Shortii seedlings started February 2016 picture taken April 13, 2016
Propagation Notes

Seed was stratified cold/moist storage for 30 days - very high germination rate - House temp 65 °F