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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for November 3rd - November 15th, 2004

Picture of Aster tataricus 'Jindai' flowers.  Click here for a larger image.
This is 'Jindai' Tatarian Aster, Aster tataricus 'Jindai'.

This herbaceous perennial has small purple flowers and a yellow center and
is attractive to butterflies. Large leaves (to 2') emerge in the spring and provide
a bold backdrop for earlier blooming perennials. In the fall numerous flower stalks
rise to 3 to 5 feet. Plants prefer full sun and the soil should be moist. 'Jindai' Tatarian
Aster is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9. Flowering is later than many
other asters and this species often provides brilliant color until frost. The cultivar was
discovered growing at the Jin-Dai Botanical Garden in Tokyo, Japan and can be found
in the bed located near the parking lot in Asian Collections.

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