Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ‘Mary Nell’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Symphyotrichum lanceolatum ‘Mary Nell’

Common Name: Mary Nell Aster

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: North America

Type: Native Perennial

Size: 36"h x 36"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone 6-10

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: Large Pot Band

The common name for Symphyotrichum lanceolantum is White Panicled Aster, referring to the typical color of its flowers. So you can imagine how thrilled we were to find this out of the ordinary form with pinkish-apricot colored blooms. This native selection is named after my mother, Mary Nell Owens. We collected it in Sequoyah County very near where she and my father lived when they were newly married. During this perennial?s fall blooming season, it is completely blanketed with its uniquely colored flowers and is usually swarming with butterflies. This Aster is tough, easy to grow, and doesn?t spread out of control in the garden.