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Aster oblongifolius 'Fanny'

Fanny's Fall Aster

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Item #: 341

Zones: 4a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


(syn: Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) We originally acquired Aster 'Fanny', a selection of the American native Aster oblongifolius, from Montrose Gardens, which acquired it from Ruth Knopf of Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina. Ruth acquired the aster from her maid, Fanny, who acquired it as a pass-along plant from her grandmother. Aster 'Fanny' is one of the last asters to flower in our garden, usually in October and November. 'Fanny' (the aster, not the maid) makes a nice 2' tall clump to 8' in width and is smothered with 1" blue flowers starting in October (NC)...awesome! For a fall show in a hot dry site, a nice 'Fanny' is a hard thing to beat.