Aster lateriflorus Lady In Black

Michaelmas Daisy

$8.95 ea. (3+ discount) $8.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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Aster 'Lady in Black' is an elegant mound of purplish-black foliage smothered in mauve centered tiny pale pink daisies. An attractive plant even when not in bloom. Perfect accent to changing fall leaf color and fall blooming ornamental grasses.

Details

Item Code: ASLB
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 30"
Spacing: Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Pink
Accent: Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers

Aster General Information

Asters are invaluable in the hardy border, adding superb color in the autumn. Very durable and long lived. Even heavy, wet soils will suit them. Richer soils will generally yield taller plants. Mounds of color begin in September, in a full range of colors. Asters support bees and butterflies right up until season's end.

Aster Plant Care

Pinch back and divide like mums for best display. General rule of thumb is to pinch until 4th of July and not after. Pinching yields better branching and more flowers. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Avoid wet overwintering conditions. Remove spent flowers to prevent reseeding.