Doellingeria umbellata (Flat-topped aster)
Flat-topped aster Description:
Doellingeria umbellata, commonly known as Flat-topped White Aster, is a flowering plant species native to North America. It belongs to the aster family and is commonly found in woodland habitats.
Flat-topped White Aster is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial plant that can grow up to 7 feet tall. The plant has alternate leaves that are lance-shaped, toothed, and up to 6 inches long. The flowers of Doellingeria umbellata are white to pink in color, with yellow centers, and arranged in flat-topped clusters at the top of the stems. The flowers bloom from late summer to early fall and are pollinator-friendly, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.
Doellingeria umbellata is a hardy plant that is deer-resistant and can tolerate a range of growing conditions, making it a good choice for naturalizing and wildflower gardens.
Flat-topped aster is found growing in most of Minnesota as well as most of the upper Midwestern states and as along the East coast of the United States.
Standard Plant Information:
Plant Height: 2' - 7'
Bloom Time: July - October
Preferred Habitat: Does well in part shade to full sun. Found in moist fields, woodland edges, bogs, and swamps.