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Pure white flowers.

Aster (Symphyotrichum) Bridal Veil

Bridal Veil is the perfect aster for smaller spaces, and in places where it can cascade a little. It's perfectly white flowers cover the plant in late summer.

Bridal Veil's dense stems transition from arching to pendulous during the growing season, resulting in a graceful weeping habit by the time it blooms. It can therefore be planted closer to the front of perennial beds and drapes over curbs with poise. The inflorescences of ‘Bridal Veil’ are white, petite (½-inch in diameter), and highly abundant, completely covering plants during peak bloom and providing a regal presence to garden borders. Its bloom period is the same as that of  ‘Cotton Candy’,  beginning in mid-September and ending in late October. 

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Bridal Veil aster
  • Botanical Name

    Symphyotrichum 'Bridal Veil' PP23966
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Origin

    ‘Bridal Veil’ was the first aster cultivar developed by Jim Ault, Ph.D., resulting from a cross made in 2002 using heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) as the seed parent. While intended to be an interspecific cross, ‘Bridal Veil’ shows no traits correlating to other putative parent species and is therefore likely a straight S. ericoides cultivar.

  • Bloom Time

    Late summer
  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Late summer
  • Size

    24" tall by 54" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Moist, but well-drained, fairly adaptable to many soils
  • Moisture

    Drought tolerant once established
  • Disease & Pests

    Excellent resistance to rust and powdery mildew
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, foundations, mass plantings, matrix plantings, naturalized gardens, commercial plantings
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings

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