White Wood Aster, Eurybia divaricata

White Wood Aster

Eurybia divaricata

Benefits:
Sun Shade:
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall
Zones: 4, 5
Soil Conditions: Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture: Medium, Dry
Color: White
Fragrance: No
Height: 2 - 4 feet
Spacing: 1 foot


Description

White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricate) typically grows in the wild in dry open woods. It grows in loose clumps with dark, sprawling, sometimes zigzag stems up to 2.5 feet tall. Distinctive leaves are heart-shaped, stalked and coarsely toothed. Small but abundant flowers (to 1 inch across) have white rays and yellow to red center disks and appear in flat-topped, terminal clusters in late summer to early fall. p>

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Thrives in shade and tolerates dry conditions. Good air circulation and some morning sun help reduce incidence of foliar diseases.

Plant Notes and Herbal Uses
  Propagate by division in spring.
  Good ground cover.
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