Flat-topped White Aster


Doellingeria umbellata
Asteraceae


White Swish

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Tall stems suddenly branch at the top to produce large flat arrays of white aster from August through September, each flower is only about 1/2 inch wide, but each cluster of flowers can be up to 12 inch wide, 3-5 foot long simple leaves ascent the stem, sand & salt tolerant, attracts butterflies and pollinators, host plant for several butterflies and moths including the rare Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii).

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
2-5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 3a-8b
Perrenial

Native Range: Labrador west to through s. ON, south through e. ND to MS & GA

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks

Flat-topped White Aster in a 3.5 inch pot $9.25
Flat-topped White Aster Seed Packet $4.00
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