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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

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Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster

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Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’) is one of our most reliable native perennial asters. It has a strikingly beautiful mounded appearance with masses of violet-blue, daisy-like flowers on 2-3’ tall multi-stemmed plants in mid to late autumn.  Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster prefers full sun in well-drained alkaline to slightly acidic soil are This aster, like many of its relatives, is a preferred nectar source for many butterfly species, and therefore is a joy to observe when flowering. It provides an outstanding floral display in both the perennial and mixed borders with companions such as showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Maryland golden-aster (Chrysopsis mariana), white false indigo (Baptisia alba), and smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve). Formerly known as Aster oblongifolius ‘Raydon’s Favorite’. Zones 3-8. 

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    Aster oblongifolius ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

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    brown, tan