malorn(7 S.E. Mass)June 13, 2009

This looks like some sort of purple aster growing straight up through my beloved hydrangea..

The flower is a light purple with yellow center (can't see well in pic) and the plant is currently is almost 4 ft tall...

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Looks like one of the fleabanes.

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    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 4:36PM
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malorn(7 S.E. Mass)

thank you

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 6:15PM
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My reply won't be any help but I have the same flower in my garden. I read that asters bloom late and I also thought that mine was an aster until I googled the blooming time. They seem to grow straight up and the fleabane seems to be much fuller. I am trying to find also what it is so that I either pull it out as a weed or keep it.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 10:35PM
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It is fleabane. However plants sold as asters can bloom from early summer to frost. Just depends on what kind.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 12:31AM
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