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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 10, 2014 3:11 PM CST





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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 10, 2014 3:13 PM CST
Might be Aster 'Raydon's Favorite'?

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chelle
Oct 10, 2014 4:28 PM CST
Looks to me like that could be it, Tee. Smiling
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 10, 2014 6:22 PM CST

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It looks more like a Aster (Symphyotrichum novibelgii) to me, but it's pretty tough to identify asters by the flowers and upper leaves alone.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 11, 2014 6:46 AM CST
So how would it be identified?

I just went out and crushed a few leaves and they do have the spicy smell that 'Raydon's Favorite' should have. And after searching back through old orders, I see I ordered it from Sunlight Gardens as 'Raydon's Favorite'. I'm fairly certain now that's what it is.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 11, 2014 7:30 AM CST

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It varies depending on the species but, generally, the basal leaves are the best place to start when narrowing down the list of possibilities.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 11, 2014 7:56 AM CST
Here's another photo ...


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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 11, 2014 8:57 AM CST

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That looks more like Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium). If i remember right, Raydon's Favorite is a cultivar of S. oblongifolium.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 11, 2014 5:27 PM CST
Yes, it is a cultivar. Sunlight Gardens sells both.
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