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Aster divaricatus 'Eastern Star'

White wood aster / syn. Eurybia divaricata

‘Eastern Star’ is shorter and more compact than the species. This is a tough plant that will grow in a wide variety of sites, even dry shade. Flowers bloom in September and October providing a late season food source for butterflies, especially migrating Monarchs. Attractive dark shining mahogany stems.


North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.

Benefits

  • Pollen and nectar attract butterflies and native bees
  • This selection is shorter than the species
  • Late flowering will extend the season of beauty in your garden
  • Thrives in dry shade, no serious pest or disease problems
  • Deer tend to leave this plant alone, black walnut tolerant
  • Great cut flowers for fall arrangements

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in part to full shade in average to dry soil.


Height
18-24 in

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Spread
3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Native Range

Woods; New Hampshire to Ontario, south to Ohio and Maryland and in the mountains to Georgia.

Native Trivia

These flowers bloom late, just in time for the Monarch's fall migration. Plant in groups to help the butterflies find the flowers. Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring. 

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Medium Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Humus-rich
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Bloom Time
Fall
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Dry Shade
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Cut or dried flower
Drought tolerant
Erosion control
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Georgia
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia