Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

White Wood Aster

'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.

  • Category: Perennials
  • Alternate Cultivar: Eastern Star
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Height: 18 Inches
  • Spread: 18 Inches
  • Bloom Color: White


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Aster divaricatus Eastern Star #1 (NATIVE-white) 500 6/15 Login for pricing
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