Aster oblongifolius 'Rachael Jackson' (Rachael Jackson Aster)

Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Light: Sun to part sun
Soil: Amended, well-drained soil and average water needs.
Description: Discovered by Decatur garden designer Ryan Gainey at the Hermitage in Nashville, TN. The aster is named for the wife of the Hermitage’s most famous resident, Andrew Jackson. Compact, densely-branched plant that can develop a tumbling habit over time.
Lavender flowers with golden centers cover plant from late fall through the first few frosts. Latest of the asters to bloom. Use in the mixed border for late season color.

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Photos: (Left) Goodness Grows and (Right) University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
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