Aster (Symphyotrichum) laterifolium 'Lady in Black'
Small white flowers with raspberry centers over deep black-purple foliage in September and October. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Native.
Prefers full sun to light shade and normal moisture, but tolerates some drought and coastal condtions. May develop powdery mildew if kept too dry.
Characteristics & Attributes
Cut back by half before July 4th to encourage compact growth and more flowers.