Aster divaricatus

(Eurybia divaricata) Woodland Aster

Asters are the backbone of many late summer and fall landscapes. The white woodland aster is a terrific ground cover and is especially valuable because it grows so well in dry shade. Thin, nearly black stems are topped with clouds of white flowers in early fall.

  • Nectar plant for butterflies and other pollinators

  • Seed source for songbirds

  • Provides nesting material for birds

  • Grows in sun or dry shade

  • Great ground cover
  • Height: 18-24 Inches
    Spread: 18-24 Inches
    Zone: 3-8
    Color: White

    (Eurybia divaricata) Woodland Aster Characteristics & Attributes

    Part Shade
    Soil Moisture Needs
    Season of Interest (Flowering)
    Nature Attraction
    Ground Cover
    Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for (Eurybia divaricata) Woodland Aster

    Plant in partial or full shade in average soil. Will grow in dry soil. Plant with Hosta, Astilbe, Polemonium and other perennials that get ragged by September because this aster will divert attention from worn out plants If plants tend to get leggy, cut them back to about 12" by early June. After the flowers finish blooming songbirds feed on the seed so leave these plants standing through the winter.

    Interesting Notes

    After the flowers finish blooming juncos, sparrows and goldfinches feed on the seed so leave the plants standing through the winter. The fluffy seed is also used by a variety of birds to build nests.