Astounding Asters

As temperatures begin their decline into autumn, many types of flowers begin to wane. Flowers in the aster family are an exception to this, as they are just getting ready to peak.

September Ruby Aster    Aster novae-angliae 'Setpemberrubin'
The maroon to magenta flowers of this Aster tower above many others.

Pearly Everlasting    Anaphalis margaritacea
This Utah Native can be seen blooming along the upper Floral Walk.

White Snakeroot    Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
The fluffy-white flowers contrast nicely against the chocolate colored foliage.

Goblin Blanket Flower    Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin'
This dwarf cultivar thrives in full sun and well drained soil.

Prairie Rosin Weed    Silphium terebinthinaceum
This prairie native has sandpaper textured leaves and can reach over nine feet tall.

Goldenrod    Solidago canadensis
A native to Utah, Goldenrod displays it's lemon-yellow flowers on horizontal stalks.

Showy Goldeneye    Viguiera multiflora
Bright yellow flowers are abundant on this bushy perennial in summer and fall.

Asters aren't the only thing to see when you visit. Be sure to watch for the abundant feathery grasses, showy fruits and tinges of fall as they start occurring throughout the garden.

Photos by Jason Baker


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