Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star' is a shade aster with jet black stems and clouds of tiny white flowers in fall.
Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star', the white wood aster, was originally discovered in coastal Rhode Island. It is shorter than the standard species and has deep, dark, shining, mahogany stems. The small but numerous white flowers with yellow centers fade to subtle burgundy and rose-pink. A must for the shade garden and tolerant of dry shade which makes it a real bonus.
Common Name: Wood Aster
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Stem Colour: Purple
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Deciduous woods and roadsides.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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