Doellingeria umbellata (Aster umbellatus)
$3.50 – $8.95
Soil: Hydric (Moist to Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The 1/2″-3/4″ flower heads have 10-15 petal-like ray flowers that tend to curve backwards. They bloom in flat-topped clusters.
Leaves: The 6″ toothless leaves are lance-shaped or elliptical with tapering ends.
Flat-topped Aster is a rather large and showy Aster grows on moist to wet sandy soils and is good for shoreline restoration and raingardens. An excellent source of nectar for bees and butterflies! Upland gamebirds, songbirds and goldfinches eat the seed.
Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”
Other Name: Parasol Whitetop