Big Leaf Aster (Aster macrophyllus)

Big Leaf Aster (Aster macrophyllus)

Big Leaf Aster spreads underground to stabilize and cover ground in shady areas. This spreading ability makes it suitable for shady locations that need large areas of native groundcover.


Sun:    Shade, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    1-2 feet
Blooms:    Aug, Sept, Oct
Color:    White
Spacing:    18″
Zones:    3-7
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Plant Big Leaf Aster with other shade plants that spread such as Zig zag Goldenrod and Pennsylvania Sedge. Can be used as an understory for shrubs.

Companion Plants

Zig Zag Goldenrod

Poke Milkweed

Pennsylvania Sedge