Texas Gardening forum: Aromatic Aster

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 18, 2010 9:54 PM CST
Botanical name is Symphyotrichum oblongifolius (or Aster oblongifolius). Fall blooming, September to November, but sometimes blooms out of season also. I notice that Sally Wasowski lists it at one foot tall, but one of mine is over two feet tall right now. I wonder. Anyway, they are lovely and cold-hardy and a bit drought tolerant. I have divided clumps in the past to propagate it.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Oct 22, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Very lovely flowers Linda! Do you have a picture of the whole plant?
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 22, 2010 8:08 PM CST
Well, this one shows a bit more of the bush. It's got an impressive number of blooms right now!
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Oct 23, 2010 5:09 AM CST
Wow! It sure does! So pretty!

Is it really aromatic?
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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