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Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite' (Aromatic aster)

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'

Aromatic aster

(syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)

Medium blue, fine textured single ray flowers in September and October,
aromatic foliage. Irresistable, a really tremendous plant. Introduced by
Holbrook Farm.

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite' LP50 - 50 per flat $54.00
Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite' - 72 per flat $49.68
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2-3 Feet


1 Feet


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Aromatic aster Interesting Notes

Aromatic Aster is a very showy, low-growing, bushy plant with hundreds of daisy type blue-lavender flowers with yellow centers. Like most asters, it is very attractive to butterflies and makes an excellent cut flower. Its mounds of gray-green foliage and flower buds create an interesting display through the summer followed by masses of flowers which are 1.25 inches in diameter.
It grows easily and quickly in dry to average conditions and tolerates clay and sandy soils but will benefit from added compost. It derives its common name from foliage which is aromatic when handled. Easy Wildflowers


We have a special quality of light in a New England autumn. In fact, the sky in October is the deepest shade of blue . Now we have an aster reflecting the color of the sky in Aster 'October Skies'. 18" x 18", blooms Sept-Oct. and is tolerant of dry soil. Avant Gardens

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in average to dry soil. Cut back after flowering to prevent the spread of variable seedlings.

Good Companions

Russian sage Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Filigran'
Garden sage Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Threadleaf bluestar Amsonia hubrichtii

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Wildflower Garden
Erosion Control
Dry Sun