Today's bloom is New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Bloom of the Day for January 19th, 2011:

Type of plant: Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Violet/Lavender, Purple

Bloom time of year: Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 3a to Zone 9b

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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diggerzoe wrote:
Is this what we call the fall aster in Western Ky?

jmorth wrote:
Possibly, it is a wildflower; blooming peak is mid-Sept up here