Pityopsis graminifolia

Grass-Leaved Golden Aster

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

When we first saw this species where it was the major ground cover along a highway roadside, we thought it was a silvery grass with one foot long leaves. But then were we ever surprised to see the 2 inch clusters of bright golden yellow daisy-like flowers on 2 1/2 foot stems in late summer! This Golden Aster can be very useful. It is a tough, vigorous, evergreen groundcover for sunny dry places. Although it has silvery leaves, it retains its color and will not melt out in our typical muggy August. Then we're rewarded with colorful flowers from late summer into fall. Cut back old foliage in spring as the new growth emerges. To prevent flopping, keep soil lean and mean! This one is a sleeper.



Rain Garden

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to culture



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial, Ground cover,

Grass or grass-like,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half,

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy,

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist,


full quart


24 to 36,



Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall,

Typical Height





5, 6, 7, 8, 9