Aster ageratoides "Ezo Murasaki" Japanese Aster
This aster from Japan was new to my garden and my flower knowledge last year, and I fell in love with it the moment it began blooming. The blooms are a cute size, too, for an aster - small but showy - and they last for a long time in fall. This one is a big spreader - not for small places and the faint of heart - but it's easily divided. "Ezo Murasaki" grows to about two feet tall in Zones 4 - 9. Give it sun and plenty of room to roam, and you'll both be happy. Quarts.