Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata)
    Aster Family
    One of the best plants for the shade garden. Deep green leaves on crimson red stems look attractive and lush all year long. Small white flowers that bloom in early fall produce an abundance of pollen and nectar for a variety of pollinators. This is a moderately fast spreading plant that will tolerate shade to part sun and is very drought tolerant once established. If the flowering stems become too floppy in your site, try cutting them back by half by June.
    Blooms: White, 4-6 weeks, Sep-Oct
    Leaves: Dark green, 2-7”, heart-shaped, serrated, evergreen
    Height: 1-3’
    Space: 1-2’
    Soil: Average-Moist
    Exposure: Part sun-Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Small flies, bees, ground cover for small animals, butterfly host plant
    Seeds: Brown seeds attached to white hairs (like small dandelions)
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-8
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Piedmont and Mountains, rare in the Sandhills
    Provenance: Unknown, asexually propagated