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Eurybia divaricata

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White Wood Aster

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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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