Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite' (Asteraceae)
(sim-fee-AH-tri-cum ob-long-eh-FOE-lee-um)
Aromatic Aster

This carefree aster brims with lilac-purple daisy flowers through September and October here in NC. True to its common name, the resinous foliage has a strong piney fragrance when crushed. This beauty weaves around late-flowering goldenrods and sunflowers to great effect. Thanks to our friends at Holbrook Farm for one of our most reliable and abundant asters. (Formerly Aster oblongifolius.)

Bloom color: blue-purple
Bloom period: early-fall
Height: 3'
Spread: 2-4'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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