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Thanks for the photos! Just planted 2 plants yesterday, nice to see what I hope they become! (Deer and rabbits permitting).
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Trilliums Landscaping & Horticulture
I occasionally find small patches of Smooth Aster growing along railroad tracks here in western N.Y. (perhaps the seeds were carried by muddy trains?) Its interesting to see them growing side by side with the native New England & New York Asters.
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I've been looking for more late season bloomers, and this is native to my Virginia area! Hurrah!
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