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Raydon's Favorite Aromatic Aster

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Do you have the quintessential fall native flower in your garden? Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster is a classic fall flower with striking violet-blue, daisy-like flowers. This fall-blooming aster is a sure winner in any garden with its abundant flowers and orderly mounded habit that reaches 2 - 3 feet in height. Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster is a favorite of butterflies and other pollinators with its outstanding floral display from late summer into fall. Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster gets its namesake by being a favorite of Raydon Alexander of Texas who shared a cutting with the nursery that first sold the plant. 

Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster is deer and rabbit resistant. The plant helps with erosion control through its deep native root system. Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster is a vigorous grower that is great in mixed borders, native gardens, and mass plantings. This easy-to-grow perennial is native to dry prairies and rocky slopes of the Eastern US and hardy from zone 3-8. It has an extended bloom time, prolonging the enjoyment of its flowers into late fall! Flowers have a sweet, balsam-like fragrance.

Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster Care

Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster prefers a location with full sun. They can withstand difficult growing conditions and tolerate many different soil types. They will perform best in well-drained soil that is alkaline to slightly acidic. Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster is drought tolerant and has low water needs. Fertilize in the fall with compost and a balanced, granular fertilizer 

Pinch the central leader of Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster when the plant is small to promote a bushier habit with more branching and flowers later in the season. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage reblooming; cutting back flower stems will prevent self-seeding if you do not want the plant to spread. Cut the plants back to 1-2 inches above the ground in winter or early spring. 

Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster Spacing

Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster will reach 24-36 inches tall with a spread of 12-24 inches. Space plants 18 inches apart for a mass planting.

Raydon's Favorite Aromatic Aster Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Purple
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Grey Green
Seasonal Interest: Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Award Winner
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Raydon's Favorite Aromatic Aster
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Aster o. 'Raydon's Favorite'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.