Aster divaricatus

White Wood Aster

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

White wood aster, or Aster divaricatus, is common throughout the woods of the eastern United States, where it forms very loose, sprawling clumps. It is, however, an excellent choice for the difficult shady corner or border for late summer and fall flowers. Fragrant, starry, white-fading-to-pink, one inch flowers are borne very prolifically along black, wiry, drooping stems to 3 feet in length. These flowers look terrific growing and poking through other plants. Or let the stems of white wood aster cascade over a shady wall. It's good for feeding late butterflies, as well.



Container plant

Rain Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Attracts Butterflies

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half,

Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


24 to 36, 36 or taller



Flower Color

White/whitish, Pink

Bloom Time

Early fall, Mid fall,

Late summer

Typical Height





3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8