'Eastern Star' White Wood Aster is shorter than the species and has dark burgundy stems to set off the white daisy-like flowers better. 'Eastern Star' is a low mounding perennial that blooms in September and October. White Wood Aster tolerates a wide range of soil types and handles dappled shade to full shade. Plants form colonies from underground rhizomes and tend to self-seed. Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star' is a host plant for Pearl Crescent and Checkerspot caterpillars and its winter seeds are enjoyed by songbirds, like goldfinches and juncos. Found by Roger Rache in a coastal Rhode Island native population, it was first introduced by Canyon Creek Nursery, later grown in our region by Northcreek Nurseries (new name is Eurybia divaricata).
PRN Preferred: More compact than the species, flowers even in dry shade.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Future Crop Ready Date
Aster divaricatus Eastern Star #1 (NATIVE-white)
Retail ready, budded
Characteristics & Attributes
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Black Walnut Tolerant
Dry Shade Tolerant
Companion Plants to Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'