Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Calico Aster

'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 improved by cutting plants back to 6" in June.  This native selection was found in Holland. (New name is Smyphyotrichum lateriflorum.)

  • Category: Perennials
  • Alternate Cultivar: Lady in Black
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Height: 30 Inches
  • Spread: 36 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Pink, White


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
64 Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black #2 (NATIVE-pink/lavender) Login for pricing
Substitutions are Available