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Heterotheca villosa (Hairy Golden Aster)

Hairy False Goldenaster, Hairy Golden Aster, Chrysopsis villosa

Heterotheca villosa, Hairy False Goldenaster, Hairy Golden Aster, Chrysopsis villosa, Yellow Flowers
Heterotheca villosa, Hairy False Goldenaster, Hairy Golden Aster, Chrysopsis villosa, Yellow Flowers
Heterotheca villosa, Hairy False Goldenaster, Hairy Golden Aster, Chrysopsis villosa, Yellow Flowers
Heterotheca villosa, Hairy False Goldenaster, Hairy Golden Aster, Chrysopsis villosa, Yellow Flowers

A tough sun lover, Heterotheca villosa (Hairy Golden Aster) is an upright rounded perennial forming a bushy clump with over 50 stems crowned with branched clusters of bright yellow daisies, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Blooming for 3-4 months from late spring to fall, the flowers feature 10 to 20 ray florets enclosing a center of 20-50 orange-brown disc florets. Emitting a pleasant spicy-sharp sage aroma, the sprays of golden flowers attract butterflies but are ignored by deer. The narrow and lance-shaped gray-green leaves are stemless with rounded to tapering bases. Stems and leaves are densely covered rough, whitish hairs. Native to North America and Mexico, Hairy Golden Aster is a highly variable perennial in terms of stem height, leaf base shape, number of flower heads and ray florets. Nine varieties have been recognized. Requiring little water to perform, it is perfect for the dry, sunny garden and thrives on average, even poor soils, as long as they drain well. Providing a long-lasting showy display, this is one of the most drought tolerant daisies for the landscape.

  • Grows up to 8-36 in. tall (20-90 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm). Plants readily reseed in the garden.
  • Thrives in full sun in sandy, dry, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • A fine choice for borders, native gardens, rock gardens, prairies and meadows.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Deadhead to promote long-lasting blooms. Cut down after hard frost, but allow a few stems to self-seed and feed birds.
  • 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 North America, from Indiana to Minnesota and British Columbia, south to Arizona, Texas and Mexico.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 3'
(20cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, South Dakota, Southwest, Texas, United States, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, 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 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" - 3'
(20cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, South Dakota, Southwest, Texas, United States, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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