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Eurybia divaricata

Native Plants

White Wood Aster

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Summary

The delicate, airy clouds of white wood aster are a must-have for every fall garden. This lovely aster is among the first to bloom in late summer.  Small, white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers that fade to red are borne atop dark green to black stems. This perennial groundcover grows 1½-2½’ tall in filtered shade to full shade in neutral to slightly acidic soils. Eurybia divaricata is a vigorous grower and is a favorite for attracting wildlife. It is a good candidate for use on the woodland edge or in the naturalistic garden. White wood aster is especially attractive poking through other plants such as Polygonatum biflorum, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, Solidago caesia, Tiarella cordifolia, and Asarum canadense.


More Details

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