Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'

Raydon's Favorite Aster

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Raydon's Favorite is a bushy, dark flowering selection of our great, perennial, aromatic aster. It has all the wonderful characteristics of the species, Aster oblongifolius, but this one is even more densely and darker flowering. A mass planting in full sun, is spectacular in the early fall.

Raydon's Favorite is stiff, and bushy (up to 4 feet) with dark violet flower rays. Pale green leaves when crushed have a spicy smell. This perennial aster grows naturally in dry, open areas with somewhat alkaline soil but would be suitable for a dry spot in the middle of the garden border, in a natural setting, or you could use it as a flowering hedge. Flowering persists from early fall until hard frosts. This one is an absolute knock-out in flower. Try it where it could drape over a wall or bank.



Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy,


Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist


full quart


36 or taller

Flower Color

Lavender, Blue, Violet

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall,

Mid fall

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9