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Flat Topped White Aster

Scientific name

Doellingeria umbellata


Flat Topped Aster is a wildflower species that typically grows about 1 m in height. The leaves are alternately arranged, dark green coloured, ascending and curved, lanceolate shaped, attached to the stems, have distinctive veins, and have entire margins. The flowers are small, have 5-12 white petals, have yellow disk centers which turn cream coloured, appear in flat branching clusters, and bloom between August and September. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The roots can useful for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines.

Planting conditions

Flat Topped Aster grows best in normal to moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, sand or loam soil types. It is tolerant to slightly acidic soil and periodically wet areas. This wildflower can be naturally found in open forests, forest edges, meadows and fields, around marshes, and along stream or lake shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 1 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m