photo courtesy of Thompson & Morgan

‘Lady in Black’ Aster

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’

These are great for adding fall color to your gardens. The plant forms a bushy clump with loads of white daisy flowers on tall smoky-black foliage. Pinch plants before July to reduce height or plan to support with stakes. May need to divide every two to four years to maintain vigor.

  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Grows: 3′ – 4′ tall x 2′ – 3′ wide
  • Blooms: Late summer – mid fall
  • Flowers: White
  • Foliage: Purple-black
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Rabbit resistant
  • Late season nectar source