Rice Button Aster – Symphyotrichum dumosum

Rice Button Aster - Symphyotrichum dumosum - Pearl Crescent Butterfly Host Plant

Rice Button Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosum
Pearl Crescent Butterfly Host Plant

Pearl Crescent Butterfly -  Rice Button Aster is one of its host plants - Symphyotrichum dumosum

Pearl Crescent Butterfly
Rice Button Aster is
one of its host plants
Symphyotrichum dumosum

Ceraunus Blue Butterfly -  Drinking Nectar from Rice Button Aster - Symphyotrichum dumosum

Ceraunus Blue Butterfly
Drinking Nectar from Rice Button Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosum

Rice Button Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosum

Host for Pearl Crescent

Nectar rating 1-10: 3 (small butterflies)

Zones: 8 – 4

Height: 18”

Soil: moist preferred but will grow in average soil

Water: moist soil preferred

Light: full sun

Bloom color: white to light blue

Bloom time: fall

Propagation: cuttings, seed

Other: Spreads easily – may not be the best choice for a small garden

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