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Autumn False Tansy-Aster

Dieteria asteroides

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low-moderate
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Butterflies, bees
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
1 × .8 (can get taller with moisture)
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season March-October
Flower Color Lavender
Minimum Temperature Range 10 °F
Leaf Description Deeply lobed
Fruit Bristly achenes (one seeded fruit)
Longevity
In years
2
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Elevation Range 2000-8000 ft.
Description A short lived wildflower which can reseed prolifically, even into difficult areas in a garden. Blooms are purple and daisy-like, and the plants rise on thin stems anywhere from 1-2.5' depending on conditions. Plants can bloom almost any time but are most consistent following monsoons into the fall.