White wood aster
Common Name: White wood aster
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Partial shade||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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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