There are many species of asters found in North America. Some thrive in full sun and dry conditions. Others can tolerate shade and moist soil. Find the one that works best for your site. In addition to providing a stunning accent in the garden, they provide essential late season food for bees and butterflies!
*I will be updating the sheets below with a keystone & butterfly icon. This indicates these species are important Keystone native plant species.
These native plant guides cover general growing conditions as well as helpful tips and fun facts. All content may be downloaded for free in an effort to help spread native plant awareness. While they may be downloaded and printed for personal or educational purposes, they are not for commercial use.
Click on the species scientific name to jump to it’s Fact Sheet below.
Click on the common name to visit a separate web page for that species (includes Fact Sheets, Quick Cards, and more info when available).
- Doellingeria umbellata – Parasol Whitetop Aster
- Eurybia divaricata – White Wood Aster
- Eurybia macrophylla – Large-Leaved Aster
- Symphyotrichum cordifolium – Blue Wood Aster
- Symphyotrichum drumondii – Drummond’s Aster
- Symphyotrichum laeve – Smooth Blue Aster
- Symphyotrichum lanceolatum – Panicled Aster
- Symphyotrichum laterifolium – Calico Aster
- New England Aster – Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
- Symphyotrichum novi-belgii – New York Aster
- Symphyotrichum oblongifolium – Aromatic Aster
- NEW! Updated 2/4/23
*Please note, as Arcadia Natives is located in Pennsylvania, most companion plants suggested on the Fact Sheets are for the Mid-Atlantic region. Always do your research first and choose plants that are native to your ecoregion.
DID YOU KNOW?
When you scan the QR code on an Arcadia Natives pot label, it will take you to our website where you can quickly view the Plant Facts & Quick Cards for that species.
Though planting local ecotypes is ideal, sometimes it’s not always possible to source seeds close to home. When we know the provenance of any seed grown plant, it will be indicated on the label. You can look up the Ecoregion on a map to learn more about where it came from!
Arcadia Natives is located in the Permian Hills ecoregion (70a). Any plant grown from seed that was harvested from naturally occurring plant colonies on our property will be marked with a green dot and our logo!