Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: loam, sand
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, fall interest, naturalizing, pond margin plant, shade garden plant, stream margin plant
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Doellingeria umbellataAlso known as:
flat-topped white aster
Doellingeria umbellata is a tall growing aster that can easily reach a height of 7'. White, daisy-like flowers appear atop terminally divided, rigid stems.
This aster is adapted to cold climates, and moist, to wet soil. It is found along water and swamp margins, moist prairies and open woods. Can be grown under typical garden conditions, in full sun, provided it receives adequate moisture. It can be a stunning addition to a cottage garden, providing flowers late in the season when very little else is in bloom. It is one of the earlier blooming asters; bloom times are as early as August, and lasting until frost. Extremely hardy: zones 3-8
Propagate from seed or by division in early spring.
Good cut flowers.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
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