Raydon's Favorite Aster

LGS Notes: Raydon’s favorite aster is a fall blooming perennial that is great for birds and pollinators.  It is deer resistant and works well in the moist zone of rain gardens. We like to combine the asters with other late summer/fall blooming perennials like black eyed susan, cardinal flower, goldenrod, bee balm and false sunflower. As you see below, this plant tolerates a lot of tough conditions, making it a truly low maintenance plant.

Common Name: Raydon’s favorite aster
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Northeastern and central United States
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Blue, purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Ground Cover
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Fragrant
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
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