The original plant is this color, but the camera captures a different color than my eye sees. I looked at a number of photos I took, and kept seeing the same hue. In person, these flowers look more purple / blue. I suppose there is a perfectly logical camera explanation for the color difference :-)* * * * *
I do like this light pink color, perhaps because there are so few plants with flowers this color. Can you see the purple asters on the far left of the photo? The camera was fooled into showing those flowers their true color!
I am inundated with aster seedlings in the garden, since it is extremely time-consuming to dead head these plants. New blossoms open and others die everyday, from the top of branches going down.
My latest plan is to mark the bottom of the plants with pink blooms, so I will know them after the tops have been cut off.
When they are dug up in winter, I can say decisively, what color flower comes from which plant.
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The one plant with white flowers was the last to bloom.