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Aster divaricatus ‘Eastern Star’


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

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Deciduous woods and roadsides.

Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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