Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite' Asteraceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Urban Tree Collection, Bioswale Garden

Source of plant

North Creek Nurseries, North Creek Nurseries, North Creek Nurseries, Woodlanders Inc.


Selected by Raydon Alexander of San Antonio, TX. This plant had been growing in his garden for over 30 years, and he sent a piece to Allen Bush at Holbrook Nursery in 1989. Originally sold as A. oblongifolius var.angustatus, the name was later changed to A. oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite.' Plants 36" tall, 24" wide, with bluish-purple flowers in fall; foliage has a minty fragrance when crushed. Has proven to bedisease and insect free at Holbrook Nursery.

USDA Hardiness Zone