Aster divaricatus - White wood aster

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Deep landscape plug, Native perennial in the Asteraceae family.

Host plant for pearl crescent and checkerspot butterflies.

Other names: white wood aster

Height: 2 ft tall, low-mounding

Spread: 2-4 ft, forms dense colonies from underground rhizomes.

Zones: 3-8

Exposure: Shade or part shade

Bloom description: small clusters of white 

Foliage: dark green heart shaped leaves toward ground level and ovate leaves toward top of plant

Uses: Groundcover for wooded or shady areas, use in a space where you may need to fill in a large area as the plants regularly self-seed and fill in spaces quickly.

Attributes: deer and rabbits tend to avoid it

Soil preference: drought tolerant, dry to moist soil