Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black

Lady in Black Aster

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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
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
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
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 23516

Details

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

Planting Guides

Growing Aster (Aster)
These are late summer/fall blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide an ample late season nectar supply for butterflies and bees. As such, they are an indispensible perennial for late season color and for feeding migrating Monarchs. Asters are resistant to browsing rabbits.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • They grow well in most any type of soil including clay.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials as well as gravel when planted in a xeriscape.
  • Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. Some species are more xeric.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun. Some varieties will stretch in too much shade
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
  • Special comments:
  • Species that spread to form wide growing clumps can be divided in mid-spring.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Deadheading is not necessary, but will reduce re-seeding of seed-grown varieties.
  • Leave standing over the winter months and cut back hard to 1 to 2" above the ground.
  • If foliage becomes affected with mildew at the end of the growing season, cut back to the ground and remove the leaves/stems to the compost pile or trash.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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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 5, 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.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Gorgeous perennial-- almost a shrub --big!

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black:

    Bees LOVE! Beautiful habit - big and draping. Great long-lasting cut branches for dramatic arrangements. I get lots of compliments. Only caution is that it's much bigger that I expected. Have to move some. Definitely 3 feet high and wide. But a group of three is beautiful, dramatic and romantic in thecright space.

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black:

      This grew quickly and well. Very eye catching towards the back of the garden and blooms the first year. Bloom time is great too as many other things are finished by later in the fall.

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      5.0

      Terrific success with this plant!

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      from Oregon

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black:

        Three locations, all thriving.

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        5.0

        Performance is super

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        from Centennial, CO

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

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          • Along Front Fence
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          • Nice Fall Blooms
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          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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          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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