Aster (Symphyotrichum) lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’

(Lady in Black Calico Aster)


$8.95


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Easily grown in moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best growth typically occurs in moist, semi-shaded woodland areas. Tolerates full sun in cool summer climates, but appreciates some part shade in climates where summer temperatures consistently exceed 90 degrees F. Tolerates periodic flooding. Stems may be pinched back in late spring to early summer if shorter plants are desired.

Description

‘Lady in Black’ features unique dark purple foliage. Foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season except in areas where temperatures consistently exceed 90 degrees F. Tiny white flowers with rosy centers appear in dense, branching sprays in late summer to early autumn on rigid, purplish stems.

Additional information

Common Name

Lady in Black Calico Aster

Botanical Name

Aster (Symphyotrichum) lateriflorum 'Lady in Black'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun to Part Shade

Height

2-3'

Width

2-3'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer to fall

Flower Color

White with rosy center

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Dark Purple

Deer Resistant

No

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