Astounding Asters

Submitted September 12, 2013 at 2:43 PM

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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