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Lady in Black aster is an improved selection over the Midwestern native, Aster lateriflorus (now Symphyotrichum lateriflorus). Dark canes with musty purple leaves provide a striking contrast in the flower beds and borders that become covered with tiny white aster flowers with pink centers. Truly stunning bee and butterfly magnet for about 3 weeks in autumn.
Use in Garden
Foliage and flower add a splash to mixed border in medium water-use beds. Combine with Black Dalea and a purple flowering Salvia greggii. Great for the pollenator garden.
Very low care, cut off old foliage in late winter being careful not to pull up the roots. Topdress with 1 inch of compost.