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Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster - Calico

'Lady in Black' Calico Aster is an unusual native Aster because the foliage is just as showy as the flower display.  The narrow leaves start the summer as a deep plum or purple, gradually changing to bronze when 'Lady in Black' blooms in late summer and early fall.  It becomes covered with delicate white daisies with rosy pink centers, complimenting the dark foliage and attracting all types of butterflies and other pollinators.  The open habit can be impproved by cutting plants back to 6" in June.  This native selection was found in Holland. (New name is Smyphyotrichum lateriflorum.)

Height

30 Inches

Spread

36 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink, White

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
24 Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black #2 (pink/lavender)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Foliage Color
Burgundy/Purple/Red
Companion Plants to Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
Fall Aster Aster 'Wood's Purple'
Fall Aster
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