White Wood Aster

Aster divaricatus


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Key Features

1 to 2.5'

Container Size


Bloom Time

August, September

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium

Soil Type

Dry to average; well-drained

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Full shade, Part shade

  • Description

    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.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • 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.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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