Loose clusters of multiple flowering heads are found concentrated mainly on one side of the widely spreading branches of Calico Aster. Like most Asters, it attracts a variety of insects but it has shorter nectar tubes. The species gets its common name from the variety of colors of its blossoms' central disks.
Height: 2-3'. White blooms with red centers appear in fall. Prefers sun to part shade. Native plant. Host plant. Attractive to pollinators.