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Aster divaricatus

White Wood Aster

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White Wood Aster is a native shade-loving herbaceous perennial with sprawling zig-zaging stems and distinctive heart shaped foliage.  Abundant flat-topped clusters of small white flowers with yellow or red centers bloom in mid summer into fall.  Grows best in partial sun and dry to medium well-drained soil.  Drought tolerant.  Also known as Eurybia divaricata.

Eurybia divaricata is a host for the Pearl Crescent and Checkerspot butterfly, and attracts other butterflies and bees with its flowers.  Its seeds are edible for birds and small mammals 

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 2.5'

Spread: 

1.5’ - 2.5'

Spacing: 

2.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  No serious pests or diseases. Good air circulation and morning sun will help reduce chances of foliar diseases.  Some succeptiblility to powdery mildew and aster wilt if in poorly drained soils.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersRock GardensXeriscape GardensNaturalized Areasand Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Purple Coneflower, Little Bluestem, Giant Hyssop

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Aster divaricatus 3zzCC BY-SA 4.0


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