Narrow Leaf White Topped Aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Regular price $15

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

More plants available in 2025

The narrow-leaf white-topped Aster is an endearing native plant that’s easy to grow and very resilient.

  • Compact habit
  • Flowers attract pollinators
  • Drought tolerant


  • 20 inches tall
  • 10 inches wide with a clump-forming habit
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering starts in early June and lasts around three weeks.

How to grow

Plants can grow in sun or partial shade and in a wide variety of soil types, including sand and clay.

Care and maintenance

Practically maintenance-free. The old flowering stems can be trimmed off after flowering but it’s not necessary for the health of the plant.

Where to plant

Plant at the front of flower beds where its low stature and tidy habit will create interest and pollinator habitat.

When to plant

Narrow-leaf white-topped Aster can be planted year-round in the South, with spring and fall being the best times for plant and gardener. Remember to regularly keep plants watered if planting in the summer.

When will my plant flower?

Plants are flowering size and if purchased before April they will bloom their first year.


8 to 12 inches apart when planting in a group.

Native habitat and range

Sericocarpus linifolius can be found growing in dry woodlands and sandhills throughout most of the eastern United States.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from cuttings collected close to our nursery in Chatham County, NC.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $16 $18 $20
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $18 $20 $22
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $20 $22 $24
CO, NE, ND, and SD $22 $24 $26


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.