False Tansy Aster

Dieteria asteroides

Dieteria asteroides, also known as mountain aster, Hairy golden aster, and hairy goldenweed produces masses of small, daisy-like flowers that are a favorite of bees and butterflies. The plant is drought-tolerant and adapts well to a variety of soil types.

Also known as Machaeranthera asteroides, Aster amplifolius, A. canescens var. latifolius, A. canescens var. tephrodes and A. tephrodes

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 1-2 ft tall and wide
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Low to moderate watering needs, drought-tolerant once established
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-drained soils, tolerates poor soils
Temperature: Tolerates heat and drought, moderately frost tolerant
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval Host for Hooded Owlet moths, Flower moths. Nectar plant for bees and butterflies. Seeds for birds.


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