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Symphyotrichum lateriflorum 'Lady in Black'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Symphyotrichum (sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum) (Info)
Species: lateriflorum (la-ter-uh-FLOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady in Black

Synonym:Aster lateriflorus

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Dark/Black

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Clary On Aug 27, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Absolutely gorgeous plant. Very fine foliage in deepest green with purple stems. Smothered in late fall with tiny fine flowers of white with purple-pink centers. The most popular plant in my garden for bees of all kinds - I never knew there were so many varieties of bees until I planted this! Cascading habit. I adore this "lady."

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Update: I no longer shear this plant in early spring to control its habit. The plant was weakened by this treatment and became susceptible to fungus and aphids. Instead I moved its neighbors to give it more room.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Birmingham, Alabama
Cordele, Georgia
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Olympia, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin



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