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Aster Lady in Black......


Aster Lady in Black...... (Aster lateriflorus (Lady in Black))

This has been flowering for ages......best it has ever been.



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Isnt that lovely, so dainty

31 Oct, 2010

 

Cinders it is such a pretty plant, but you need to see it close up to appreciate it.

1 Nov, 2010

 

Very pretty, DD....so lush too :)

1 Nov, 2010

 

Oh dear - now I just don't know, Dd. I might have named mine wrong!

1 Nov, 2010

 

I do believe this is the correct name, and it does look like yours, same habit, colours etc ? and as you say done really well this year.

1 Nov, 2010

 

What a beautiful photo and I agree, it does look incredible close-up! Funny name for her though...she's not in black at all!!! ;))

1 Nov, 2010

 

I'm even more confused after a good read and google, Dd. 'Lady in black' is supposed to have dark leaves and stems. 'Horizontalis' is meant to have widely spaced branches. ??????? Which is which?

1 Nov, 2010

 

Lovely...Gone on to my favs....

1 Nov, 2010

 

I have Aster lateriflorus horizontalis which has a description of Masses of tiny pale lilac flowers with warm rosy centres. These cover the foliage lightly with a delicate effect. The very fine dark green foliage becomes somewhat purple in autumn on horizontal stems, Spritz.

1 Nov, 2010

 

This is lovely DD just been googling it, very different,looks more like a shrub, I grew one from seed this year Felicia Filifolia have around 12 plants, god knows where they're all going to go,lol, no flowers this year but have grown really fast.

1 Nov, 2010

 

I have one like this DD gorgeous.

1 Nov, 2010

 

I've given up trying to see the difference - I'd need to have both plants side by side, I think.

1 Nov, 2010

 

Simbad I might just have to take some Felicia off your hands lol.....yes I love it Pamd.
Spritz let me know how you get on.......
Thanks Mot, Karen and Whiston.

2 Nov, 2010

 

Looking at this again, and my 'Lady in Black', I 'do' think the petals are slightly paler, Dd.

3 Nov, 2010

 

DD I'm just going to put a pic. on of my Aster, unfortunately I have lost the label of mine. :o((

4 Nov, 2010

 

Are you going to try to confuse us some more, Pam? LOL.

4 Nov, 2010

 

I'm really confused at the moment Spritz. Dosen't take much. lol. I lost my balance in the border this morning & went backwards. :o))

4 Nov, 2010

 

Pam I hope you have recovered from your fall...........we are all confused now lol

4 Nov, 2010

 

I was bending down taking a photograph DD. Still in my dressing gown. Hope no one was watching :o)))

5 Nov, 2010

 

Could 'Lady in Black' be a common or garden name for the same thing? It's much easier to remember!

5 Nov, 2010

 

Oh PAM! All that to take a photo? Are you all right?

No, Penny, it's a real name after the latin bit...

I've given up on the 'names' - I'm just going to enjoy the plants. After all - they 'are' both Asters, and they 'are' both lovely! :-D

5 Nov, 2010

 

Good idea Spritz....I must pm you about the posters for the NGS (had an email yesterday)

5 Nov, 2010

 

Yes, please do - we did, too.

6 Nov, 2010

 

Love this Dd....such a dainty, pretty Aster....gorgeous!
Hope you are alright Pam....lol, the picture you conjured up...ooer....:o))

6 Nov, 2010

 

I think I was still feeling a bit shaky from our other accident, shouldn't have been out there doing it. I felt such a fool, haven't even told hubby. lol. What we do to try & get a good photo :o)) (the plant I mean, not me)

7 Nov, 2010



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