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What's in bloom:

Golden Fleece Autumn Goldenrod

Blooming in late summer, this mat-forming perennial is a source of late-season forage for pollinators. ‘Golden Fleece’ performs best in full sun conditions, and is a Mt. Cuba Center introduction.

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American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry is an eye-catching, multi-stemmed shrub, particularly striking in the autumn garden. Pale green foliage emerges in spring, followed by lavender-pink flowers in June. By autumn, the flowers mature into masses of purple-magenta fruit clusters that contrast nicely with chartreuse autumn foliage.

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October Skies Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’

The soft purple blooms of October Skies aromatic aster are a welcome sight in the late-season garden. This cultivar has a less bushy habit than the straight species, and is less likely to spread. This aster does well in a wide variety of soil types but prefers full sun. Crushing the leaves releases a pleasant scent, hence the specific epithet. This cultivar will not grow true from seed, so it may be worth considering measures to prevent self-seeding.

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