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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

Native Plants

Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster

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Summary

Raydon’s Favorite aromatic aster 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. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ prefers full sun in well-drained soils that are alkaline to slightly acidic. Raydon’s Favorite aromatic 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 Solidago speciosa, Rudbeckia fulgida, Chrysopsis mariana, Baptisia alba, and Symphyotrichum laeve.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-fall, mid-fall
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    blue 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Scientific Names

    Aster oblongifolius ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

     
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown, tan