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Flat topped white aster is an important host for butterflies, attracts other pollinators, too.

Flat topped white aster is an important host for butterflies, attracts other pollinators, too. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Aster umbellatus

Flat topped white aster

Aster umbellatus has flat or occasionally dome-shaped white flower clusters. It is an important host for many butterfly species and attracts other pollinators as well. Does best in full sun to partial shade in wet to moist soil. 


Height:

2-7 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

White

Aster umbellatus Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Pollinators

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Wet to Moist

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

AKA Doellingeria umbeliata

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database:http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DOUMU