Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite'
Fragrant Aster | The fragrant asters are about as tough as they come. Locally native, if can be found growing out of rocky crevices in gravel and clay. Forms a dense mound of fine textued foliage about 2' tall and 3' wide. Leaves have a minty aroma when crushed. Levender/blue flowers cover every inch of the plant in fall. While this is a dense grower and really doesn't need pinching, one pinck back in May makes it even more dense and compact.