Aster: Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis
Botanical name: Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis
Common name: calico aster
also known as (Aster lateriflorus 'Horizontalis', nail rod, old Virginia, white devils, wise weed, small white aster, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. hirsuticaule, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. tenuipes, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. flagellare)
description for "Aster: Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis"
This calico aster is a particularly unique and shrubby variety of aster. Throughout the fall, it bears small, 1/2-inch white to pale mauve daisy-type flowers with deeper reddish centers in abundance. It is also in the fall that its foliage turns purple. It requires sun and evenly moist, well-drained, average garden soil. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman
Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis is native to North America.