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Hairy False Golden Aster

Scientific name

Heterotheca villosa


Hairy False Goldenaster is a perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 0.5 m in height. The leaves are grayish green coloured, alternately arranged, about 2 cm long, have entire margins, and are covered with hairs. The flowers are yellow coloured, have 10-35 petal rays, have small yellow centers, appear on branching stems, and bloom from July to September. The flowers are attractive to pollinator species like bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. The flowers bloom for long periods.

Planting conditions

Hairy False Goldenaster grows best in dry to normal conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained sand, loam, or rock soil types. It is tolerant of drought but young plants should be watered occasionally during hot summers. This wildflower naturally occurs in dry meadows, prairies, sandy hills, along roadsides, or along dry shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 0.5 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m