White wood aster

Aster divaricatus

White wood aster - Aster divaricatus

Common Name: White wood aster
Genus: Aster
Species: divaricatus

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


Other features: dark green almost black flower stems

Masses of white daisy-like flowers with brownish yellow centres are produced in loose clusters from June to October. This white wood aster originally from North America was a favourite shade-loving plant of Gertrude Jekyll who used it in her own garden teaming it with bergenias. A great plant for a shady border.

Garden care: After flowering cut the flowered stems to the ground and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.


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