Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black

Lady in Black Aster


Lady in Black' is native wildflower with a profusion of rose-red centered white daisies in late summer and attractive purplish-black foliage . A nectar rich plant that attracts butterflies and bees. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 23516


24-36" tall x 24-36" wide. Grow this native perennial Aster for its very attractive purplish-black foliage and clouds of small rose-red centered, white daisies. Blooming in late summer and early fall, 'Lady in Black' is an easy-to-grow perennial that thrives in a variety of soil and climatic conditions. A great plant for feeding our pollinators, 'Lady in Black' attracts large numbers of butterflies and bees to its nectar-rich flowers.
SKU 23516
Common Name Lady in Black Aster
Botanical Name Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink, White
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Performance is super


from Centennial, CO

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  • Attractive
  • Bees Love This Plant
  • Hardy
  • Supports Hives


    Best Uses

    • Along Front Fence
    • Garden
    • Nice Fall Blooms
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black:

    I really enjoy this aster which frames my front yard fence. I live in Centennial, CO and it has done very well these last three years. I wish I could order at least one more plant but you are out of stock. Come September, i have hundreds of honey bees "eating" all day long so I'm sure these asters are supporting a neighbors honey business.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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