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Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

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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 Color

White with red centers

Foliage Color

Purplish-black

Plant Spread

3 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

2-3 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Cut flower, Beds, Woodland

Bloom Time

Late summer to early fall

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests