HETEROTHECA villosa (Golden Aster)

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A North American species of flowering plant, Heterotheca Villosa, commonly known as hairy ‘Golden aster’. Hairy Golden aster was introduced to the Garden by Eloise Butler in the Spring of 1914 with the plants she sourced from Columbia Heights. Four varieties found in Minnesota. Differences are in the amount and...
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A North American species of flowering plant, Heterotheca Villosa, commonly known as hairy ‘Golden aster’. Hairy Golden aster was introduced to the Garden by Eloise Butler in the Spring of 1914 with the plants she sourced from Columbia Heights. Four varieties found in Minnesota. Differences are in the amount and type of leaf hair, shape of flower head, and showy-ness and number of florets. They usually bloom from June to October. Plant used as a ceremonial and sweathouse emetic for various ailments. Cold infusion of leaves used to kill a swallowed red ant.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 14,375 250
1OZ 28,750 500
1/4LB 115,000 2,000
1/2LB 230,000 4,000
1LB 460,000 8,000
5LB 2,300,000 40,000

Scientific Name: Heterotheca Villosa

Common Name: Golden Aster

Plant Type: Perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: California, Midwest, Illinois, Texas, Oregon, Colorado, Canada

Native Habitats: Open plains, rocky, slopes, cliffs

Full Growth Height: 12-24"

Spread: 12-24 "

Zone: 5-8

Exposure: Requires Full Sun

Blooming Season: Late Summer, Early spring

Attracts: Butterflies

Shape: Leaves are narrow and lanced-shaped, grow densely, wavy edges

Flower Color: Yellow flowers with orange-brown disc

Resistant: Drought Tolerant

Water Requirement: Low

Maintenance: Low

Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy

Soil Type: Well-drained, Sandy, Dry

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Garden Uses: Beds and borders, Gravel and rock garden

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