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Doellingeria umbellata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: loam, sand

Height: 2'-7'

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

Doellingeria umbellata (parasol whitetop)
  • Doellingeria umbellata (parasol whitetop)
  • Doellingeria umbellata (parasol whitetop)
  • Doellingeria umbellata (parasol whitetop)

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Description

Doellingeria umbellata

Also known as:

parasol whitetop

,

flat-topped aster

,

parasol whitetop

,

umbellate aster

,

flat-topped white aster

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

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.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division in early spring.

Additional Notes

Good cut flowers.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
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

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Doellingeria whitetop
Species Doellingeria umbellata parasol whitetop