Hairy Golden Aster (Heterotheca villosa)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Hairy false goldenaster
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Give a thumbs up Golden Aster
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Botanical names:
Heterotheca villosa Accepted
Chrysopsis villosus Synonym

Also sold as:
Chrysopsis villosa

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: May need 1-2 months cold moist treatment.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Sep 19, 2020 7:03 PM

The Hopi name for this plant is "Tüpeloválchu".

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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD) on Jun 9, 2020 10:13 AM

Use golden asters in a sunny meadow garden or a border bright color well into fall. They make excellent cut flowers.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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unknown plant by papab Jun 18, 2019 3:00 PM 2
Is it a Heterotheca villosa by gardenliu Nov 13, 2018 10:41 PM 6

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