aster 'Raydon's Favorite' - selection of aromatic aster (Symphiotrichon oblongifolius). Late season, October. Originally from Joyce Clarkson, in whose well-tended garden they were _rapid_ increasers. Here, in tougher conditions, they have to be kept in check, but aren't rampant. Reliable, gorgeous October bloom is plenty of justification for the space they do take.