Plant Type: Perennials
Aster 'Lady in Black' is an elegant 3-4' mound of purplish- black strappy leaves smothered in red-centered tiny white daisies in late summer and early fall. Will thrive in average soil in sun or part shade, but shows best foliage coloration in full sun. Thousands of flowers per plant – a butterfly's dream!
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Aster lateriflorus grows best in full sun in average moist or dry soil. 'Lady in Black' is drought tolerant and adaptable to many soil types. Pinching is not necessary to control habit, but a June cut back to 4-6" results in a shorter plant and more flowers in Fall.
Flower ColorWhite with red centers
Plant Spread3 ft.
Plant Height2-3 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Cut flower, Beds, Woodland
Bloom TimeLate summer to early fall
Critter ResistanceDeer resistant