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Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
Common Name: Calico Aster Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
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Three foot tall arching stems rise up like fireworks covered in rich deep purple foliage and exploding with thousands of small, white, pink-tinged, star-shaped flowers. Sound good? 'Lady in Black' is a great addition to borders and large floral arrangements alike! It also sports burgundy foliage through the season so offers much interest even when not in bloom.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Fields and forest edges. Often found at the edge of a field, such as along trails, in sunny to slightly shaded locations.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem ColourPurple 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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