Wordless Wednesday – Calico aster ‘Lady in Black’


There’s really nothing plain about the calico aster, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’!


Each year Symphyotrichum ‘Lady in Black’ throws up a thicket of dark-leaved, long stems (~1.3m). These branch, branch and branch again into sprays which, come October, are loaded with twinkling little daisy flowers.


As the flowers develop the dark pink centres grow and begin to dominate the white petals, so that the whole plant takes on a dusky pink appearance.

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10 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Calico aster ‘Lady in Black’

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    A lovely cultivar! I find the more uncommon asters the prettiest.

  2. Brian Skeys says:

    One to look out for.

  3. Cathy says:

    Never come across this before, Allison – such a pretty plant

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