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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Nov 4, 2019 2:58 PM CST
Where have I seen asters for sale in the Houston area?
A friend would love to get some again. She bought some at the Lady Bird Johnson Center couple years ago but we haven't found them locally.
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
In the beginning GOD created ...
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Irises Composter Butterflies Bookworm
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piksihk
Jan 17, 2020 1:39 PM CST
I've called LBJ wildflower center and they tell me it was the fall aster or aromatic aster.

If you have extra of these, let me know; I would be glad to send postage or trade for them.
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:45‬ ‭
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 17, 2020 5:04 PM CST
I think y'all are referring to Symphyotrichum oblongifolium which is commonly called fall aster or aromatic aster. You might try searching for it under that name. I had it here in the yard, but the last several years have been tough for it. I dug some out of a bar ditch some years ago. Now I'm not seeing it growing anywhere. Since it's a native plant, I'm hoping it will make a return at some point. It was never widespread in this area - just a clump growing here and there.
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I really think there are some surviving remnants where I had it growing, but it's not caught enough breaks to bloom. I've been careful to not disturb the spot, so it's grown up with native grass and weeds. It will manage those better than any cultivation I might do.

Donald

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