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Eurybia schreberi

Native Plants

Schreber’s Aster

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Summary

The rhizomatous habit and large, heart-shaped, coarsely toothed basal leaves of Schreber’s aster make it an effective perennial groundcover for a sunny or shady location.  Numerous 1” wide, daisy-like flowers, arranged in flat-topped clusters, appear on 2-4’ tall stems from mid to late summer.  Each flower head is comprised of bright yellow disk florets surrounded by white ray florets that turn pinkish as they age.  It is adaptable and although found in nature in moist, humus-rich soils, it will tolerate drier conditions. As an early flowering aster, incorporate it with perennials such as Echinacea purpurea and Asclepias tuberosa or on shadier sites with Dicentra eximia or Solidago flexicaulis.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-summer, mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan