Symphyotrichum (Aster) oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite'


Tips for Homeowners:

Divide every 2-4 years. Remove old flowers if seedlings are unwanted.

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This long-blooming perennial adds great late season color in the garden and has lush aromatic foliage that is highly resistant to disease.

  • A favorite for color in the fall
  • Loads of small lavender-blue flowers
  • Good nectar source for butterflies

Best used in areas where it can naturalized or in the perennial border.

Height: 24-36 in
Spread: 10-12 in
Zone: 3-8
Color: Blue, Lavender

Interesting Notes about Aster:

The species is a well-known native perennial found at roadsides, prairies or meadows and is quite happy in moist, well-drained soils where there is good air circulation.  This variety has very good resistance to powdery mildew and is more drought tolerant than other varieties of aster.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • Border or Bed
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water