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Aster 'Wood's Pink' (Symphyotrichum dumosum) is a charming and compact perennial that brings a delightful splash of color to the garden in late summer and fall. This variety is known for its profusion of delicate, pink daisy-like flowers with yellow centers, creating a stunning display that attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. The blooms are abundant and long-lasting, providing essential nectar sources during the late season when other flowers may have faded.

This plant thrives in well-drained soils and can tolerate a range of moisture conditions, from average to slightly dry soils. It prefers full sun to partial shade and is particularly well-suited for borders, rock gardens, and containers. Aster 'Wood's Pink' is also resistant to mildew, making it a low-maintenance choice for gardeners.

In the landscape, Aster 'Wood's Pink' adds color and texture to garden beds, borders, and naturalized areas. Its compact size and mounded habit make it perfect for small spaces and for adding a pop of color to the front of the border. This plant not only enhances the beauty of the garden but also supports local ecosystems by providing late-season food for pollinators. By including Aster 'Wood's Pink' in your native plant garden, you can enjoy its vibrant blooms and contribute to the health and diversity of your garden's wildlife. This variety is particularly valuable in the southeastern United States, including Mississippi, where it thrives and supports local pollinators.

Aster 'Wood's Pink' - Symphyotrichum dumosum

  • Zone: 4-8
    Spread: 12-18 inches
    Height: 12-18 inches
    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Water: Medium
    Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
    Attracts: Bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects

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