- 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
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Flower Description: Purple
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Grey Green
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt
|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
|Scientific Name: Aster o. 'Raydon's Favorite'
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.
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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.