Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Maryland Golden Aster (Chrysopsis mariana)
    Aster Family
    Numerous bright yellow blooms (always covered in various pollinators) sit atop sage green leaves in late fall. Very silky basal rosettes stay green all year long–combine this with the attractive seed heads and it makes for great winter interest. This aster is very drought tolerant and will do great with shallow, rocky, and sandy soils, though I have also seen it establish in a drainage ditch. It is a short lived plant, but reseeds heavily–move seedlings around in early spring or late fall if necessary.
    Blooms: Yellow, 6-8 weeks, Sep-Oct
    Leaves: Sage green, 2-5”, lanceolate, hairy, evergreen
    Height: 1-2’
    Space: 1-2’
    Soil: Avg-Dry
    Exposure: Full sun-Part Sun
    Fauna: Pollinator magnet for bees, flies, wasps, beetles, and butterflies
    Seeds: Flowers turn into smaller, denser, dandelion-like seed heads that stay attached most of the winter, making for great winter interest
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 4-8
    Native Status: NC native, common across the state
    Provenance: North Carolina, seed grown