One of the oldest varieties in cultivation, White Aster Dahlias are still one of the best white pompom dahlias you can grow for your garden. The tightly packed pompoms are a soft white, with a slightly creamier centre. However if you'd like to choose something more colourful, have a look at our full list of dahlias. But if creamy white perfection is your thing, then this little wonder with masses of flowers only 5-6 cm across might be just the thing.
Sun, good drainage and plenty of moisture are the keys to growing all dahlias. With larger varieties staking is important, but White Aster generally does not grow to more than 75 cm and if you pinch it out at about 30-40 cms you will get more flowers on a lower plant. Even so a few canes and some string will protect it if you get a gale.
Plant White Aster towards the front of the border or use it in containers - it is a superb pot plant. Just remember the rules about feeding and watering apply even more to plants in containers.
First introduced in 1879, White Aster is thought by many to be the oldest surviving garden dahlia.