Wordless Wednesday – Calico aster ‘Lady in Black’

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

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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.

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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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