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Chrysopsis mariana (Maryland Golden Aster)

Maryland Goldenaster, Maryland Golden Aster, Chrysopsis mariana var. macradenia, Heterotheca mariana, Heterotheca mariana var. macradenia, Inula mariana

Chrysopsis mariana, Maryland Goldenaster, Maryland Golden Aster, Chrysopsis mariana var. macradenia, Heterotheca mariana, Heterotheca mariana var. macradenia, Inula mariana
Chrysopsis mariana, Maryland Goldenaster, Maryland Golden Aster, Chrysopsis mariana var. macradenia, Heterotheca mariana, Heterotheca mariana var. macradenia, Inula mariana

Chrysopsis mariana (Maryland Golden Aster) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting showy clusters of bright yellow, aster-like flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), in late summer and fall. The sprays of golden flowers attract butterflies but are ignored by deer. Blooming for 6-8 weeks, the blossoms are borne on sturdy stems and rise above a low, sturdy rosette of narrow, spatula-like leaves. Young leaves and stems are sparsely covered with wooly or silky hairs. The flowers give way to attractive fluffy reddish-brown seed heads. Native to the eastern United States, this showy wildflower is easy to grow, low maintenance and is not affected by any serious pests or diseases. Maryland Golden Aster adds texture and color in the late summer garden. it makes good cut flowers too!

  • Grows up to 24-30 in. tall (60-75 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm). Plants readily reseed in the garden.
  • Thrives in full sun or light shade in sandy, dry to moist, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. Does not tolerate wet feet. Do not fertilize unless leaves look yellowish.
  • A fine choice for borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, prairies and meadows.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for mildew.
  • Deadhead to promote long-lasting blooms. Cut back to the ground in winter.
  • Propagate by seed, cuttings (late spring or summer) or division (early spring). Seeds may be planted as soon as ripe or in the spring.
  • Native to the eastern United States.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Midwest, Southeast, Northeast, Southwest, Ohio, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Midwest, Southeast, Northeast, Southwest, Ohio, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow
How Many Plants
Do I Need?

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