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Eurybia divaricata

Native Plants

White Wood Aster

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Summary

The delicate, airy clouds of white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata) 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. White wood aster is a vigorous grower and a favorite for attracting wildlife. It is a good candidate for use on the woodland edge or in the naturalistic garden, and is especially attractive poking through other plants such as small Solomon’s-seal (Polygonatum biflorum), cinnamon ferm (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum),blue-stemmed goldenrod (Solidagocaesia), foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), and wild ginger (Asarum canadense). Zones 3-8. 


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