White Wood Aster
Origin: Eastern North America
Improvement status: Wild
Seeds per packet: ~500
Germination tested 1/2021: 5% (additionally: 0% hard seed, 81% dormant seed)
Life cycle: Perennial
Formerly known as Aster divaricatus, this woodland perennial (full-partial shade) has pretty star-shaped white flowers with yellow to purple-red hearts. The young leaves of this species are cooked and eaten. White wood aster is an excellent pollinator plant, blooming earlier than most asters (September through November). Seed in fall or spring.
Our seed was produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.