white wood aster
A lovely North American native, the white wood aster rambles and tumbles through the garden bed. In late summer a profusion of lacey small white flowers top the lax purple-black stems. The frothy flowers peek out from between its neighbors and weave the garden together. This is one of the few asters that will also tolerate some shade.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: blue, pink, purple
Great Color Partners: white, cream
Culture NotesWhite wood aster thrives in light to open shade in rich well-drained soil. Once established it will grow with only occasional watering. Although it may produce seedlings, it does not become aggressive in the garden. Resist the urge to stake it, or you’ll spoil its carefree appearance. Allow it to mix and weave through other garden plants.
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Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 9 in. (0.53 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade
Water Requirements: occasional watering