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Flat-topped White Aster

Doellingeria umbellata

Family:

Asteraceae

A pollinator powerhouse with its multitude of brilliant white blooms

Woodland garden

Woodland garden

Pollinator garden

Pollinator garden

Meadow or Grassland garden

Meadow / Grassland garden

Cutting garden

Cutting garden

Wetland garden

Wetland garden

Rain garden

Rain garden

Supports wide variety of wildlife

Supports wide variety of wildlife

Late season star

Late season star

Details

Emerges 

May

Seed collection

Flowers

August, September

white flowers

White

September, October

Lifecycle

Perennial

Lifespan

Height

50

-

100

cm

Width

-

30

cm

Habit

Forbs

Upright

Upright

Rhizomatous

Rhizomatous

Ecology

Supports

Supports songbirds

Songbirds

Supports bees

Bees

Supports butterflies and moths

Butterflies & Moths

Supports beneficial insects

Beneficial insects

Providing

larval host plant

Larval host plant

Provides pollen source

Pollen source

Provides nectar source

Nectar source

Provides seeds and berries

Seed/Berry source

All asters are a high-value, late season source of nectar and pollen for overwintering bees and butterflies. They are a larval host plant for some species of butterflies, and songbirds eat the seeds in winter.

Habitat

Typically found in

open woods, slopes / banks, meadows

In the Garden

Growing Conditions

Moisture

Moist conditions

Moist

Wet conditions

Wet

Light

Full sun

Full sun

Soil

Average garden soil

Propagation

Via

Seeds

Seeds

Division

Division

Sowing Recommendations

Direct sow seeds

Direct sow seeds

Sow seeds in Fall

Fall planting

Landscape

Use for:

Back of bed placement

Back of bed

Landscape feature

Landscape feature

Naturalization

Naturalization

Winter interest

Winter interest

Mass planting

Mass planting

Growing Tips

Description

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