Raydon got it right in preferring this variety—the performance is exceptional. This perennial aster is a North American native, so it'll grow reliably, easily and quickly in most full-sun locations. It can tolerate poor environments like clay and sandy soil. First the foliage grows in a lush mound that's attractive for landscaping. The vivid flowers appear in autumn, when all the spring and summer blooms have packed it in for the year. The flowers blanket the foliage, so you'll have no shortage of floral beauty this fall. They also have a gorgeous fragrance—this plant is also called an 'aromatic aster'—so your garden design will delight more senses. Deer rarely bother with Raydon's Favorite. Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'