Snowstorm in September -- that's what your shade garden will look like when you plant a drift of
the very easy to grow, reliable native woodland Aster, Aster
divaricatus. The glistening, pure white snowflake shaped flowers have
bright yellow centers that fade to a deep rich burgundy as they slowly
age over their long, long bloom period during late August through mid
October. Here's one of my very favorite plants for interest at a time of
year when there isn't much happening in the garden.
The height of this plant is just perfect also, 12" - 24", about
the same as its width. They're not too tall as the asters that you'd have
to tilt you head up to look at and not too diminutive as the ones that
you'd find yourself down on your hands and knees to appreciate.
Aster divaricatus is native to almost every state east of the
Mississippi and to several provinces of Canada -
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=EUDI16 but will grow well
in just about any zone 3 -10 climate. Don't be alarmed if you see this
plant referred to as Eurybia divaricata as this seems to be
a taxonomic name change that everyone, myself included, appears to be
Butterflies enjoy the flowers just as well as we humans, but the deer
don't bother with it. Although it grows naturally in average soil
moisture conditions, it seems to tolerate drought and even excess soil
moisture as well.
Aster divaricatus even lends itself perfectly to being used as a
long lasting cut flower.
Aster divaricatus can be planted any time that your ground isn't
I've been building a good stock of plants to share with you and now is a
good time to plant them.
What you'll receive are large, 3 year old bareroot plants. They'll arrive
wrapped in long fibered, unmilled sphagnum moss. This material is
antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and a very useful material.
The prices shown below include FREE SHIPPING on bareroot plants out of their 2" pots. If you would like to receive the plants undisturbed, in their pots, please add .95¢ per plant to cover the extra cost of shipping soil and pots.
7 for $ 35.00 delivered ($5.00 ea)
10 for $ 45.00 delivered ($4.50 ea)
15 for $ 60.00 delivered ($4.00 ea)
20 for $ 70.00 delivered ($3.50 ea)
50 for $150.00 delivered ($3.00 ea)
Larger quantities at even lower prices upon request.
Ordering couldn't be easier! Just fill out the order form at