Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Birthday Pink' (Asteraceae)
From Texas plantsman Raydon Alexander, a new hybrid child of the stellar fall-bloomer S. oblingifolium 'Raydon's Favorite', and the more northern S. oblongifolium var. 'Roseus'. The mix of the two is this wonderful new Aster, which adds a nice pink color to the garden palette. An early September bloom gets the fall show rolling, with heavy flowering and vigorous spread. Nice medium height at 1-1.5', perfect for edging borders; a tough plant with welcome flowers at season's end. Terrific companions are Liatris and Sporobolus heterolepis.
Bloom color: pink
Bloom period: fall
Container size: Qt.