Raydon’s Favorite Aromatic Aster
Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'
Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Raydon's Favorite is a selection of our great Aromatic Aster that was discovered in Texas. It has all the wonderful characteristics of the species but this one is even more densely and darker flowering. A mass planting in full sun, would be spectacular in the early fall.
Raydon's Favorite is stiff, and bushy (up to 4 feet) with dark violet flower rays. Pale green leaves when crushed have a spicy smell. Grows naturally in dry, open areas with somewhat alkaline soil but would be suitable for a dry spot in the middle of the garden border, in a natural setting, or you could use it as a flowering hedge. Flowering persists from early fall until hard frosts. This one is an absolute knock-out in flower. Try it where it could drape over a wall or bank.