Characteristics: '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.

Zone: 3-8

Height: 2-3 ft.

Spread: 1 ft.

Flower Color: Lavender

Bloom Time: August, September, October

Sun: Full sun, partial sun

Special: Deer resistant, attracts butterflies, fragrant, drought tolerant

Type: Perennial

Aster (Black Eyed Susan) 'Raydon's Favorite'

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