Keystone Species, Pollinator Plants, Shade Tolerant
1 to 2.5'
Dry to average; well-drained
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full shade, Part shade
Keystone Value: The genus Aster (Aster) supports over 90 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.
White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus) is a mounding perennial that grows naturally in dry, open woodlands. It can reach a height of 2.5 to 3 feet, but shearing it to 6 inches in early summer will result in a more compact plant. White Wood Aster has showy white flowers with yellow centers that bloom in clusters above heart-shaped leaves (hence another common name, White Heart-Leaved Aster). The prolific blooms attract native pollinators, and the seeds are an important winter food source for birds and small mammals. White Wood Aster is a larval host for the Pearl Crescent butterfly (shown above), among others.
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Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
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