Aster (Eurybia) divaricatum
White Woodland Aster
Dark green to maroon, zigzag stems form loose clumps of small, starry white flowers with gold to red centers late in the summer. Excellent native shade plant that produces a nice show when little else is blooming.
Grows best in moist, rich soil, with half to full shade. Can tolerate some drought, but if plants are kept too dry, they may develop powdery mildew on their leaves.
Characteristics & Attributes
Prefers rich-moist soil, but will tolerate poor dry soils as well. Attractive to butterflies & hummingbirds. Naturalizes very easily in shade. Remove spent flowers if you want to limit spread. Native.