An Aster by any other name

16, Nov, 2013 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

SONY DSC SONY DSCAs autumn creeps closer to actual winter there are fewer bright colors throughout the Greenway garden beds. The billowing, breezy masses of Symphotrichon oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ (Aster ‘Raydon’s Favorite’) are a shining hold-out of summer colors. Combined wonderfully with the aging bronzy golden foliage of Amsonia hubrectii (Blue Star), these asters are a welcome addition to the Atlantic Ave beds in the Wharf District parks. Look for them if you are headed to the Aquarium!