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Jason J

One of my favs! I love the size the colonies get and then burst into bloom. Its like having an annual hedge, I still have an almost five foot blooming out front in a pot and it is a plant I plan to take with me. Great for wildlife, great for the eye, a great cut flower and native...What else can you ask for?

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Always enjoy your articles, Benjamin. I am now thinking of a place in my mostly shaded yard where I can add one of these beauties.......

Curious - why did the botanical name change?

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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens

woogies3 -- this aster needs sun. If you have a shady spot there are several aster taht can work, depending on your ecoregion. White woodland and calico are two.


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