About Lady in Black
Purplish leaves and stems in spring, later becoming smothered in flowers with rosy pink centers. A selection that is very close to the native species.
The scientific name used to be Aster, like the common name.
About Aster, Calico
Half-inch white daisies bloom in loose 10" clusters along widely spreading branches for a month or two starting in mid-August. Narrow leaves become smaller as they go up the stems. In the wild, it prefers woodland and semi-shaded wetlands, so moist soil and some shade will be appreciated. "Calico" (a colorful cloth) refers to the flowers' pale yellow centers that turn reddish purple.
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