Doellingeria umbellata (Aster umbellatus)

Doellingeria umbellata (Aster umbellatus)


Flat-topped Aster Categories: ,


Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Moist) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-5 feet
Bloom Color: Cream White
Bloom Season: July – August

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Flat-topped aster is a rather large and showy Aster grows on moist to wet sandy soils and is good for shoreline restoration and rain gardens. Excellent for pollinators and wildlife.

Native Range: Native to the Great Lakes, New England and Appalachia. Native throughout Minnesota.

Pollinators/Habitat: An excellent source of nectar for bees and butterflies, including monarch butterflies! Upland gamebirds, songbirds and goldfinches eat the seeds.

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.

Interesting Facts:

Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”
Other Name: Parasol Whitetop

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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