The clocks are about to go back, and the Michaelmas Daisies are going to seed: heyho, another season in the garden is rolling to an end. Did you know that…
Aster genus (Michaelmas daisy). This is a large genus which is native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. They are perennials and deciduous or evergreen sub-shrubs of various heights and colours with daisy like flower heads, all with central yellow or black discs borne in the summer and autumn.
Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Herbaceous or Sub-shrubs
N. S. America.
Grown for its flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.
They are fully to half hardy and will prefer sun or partial shade with fertile, well drained soil, with adequate moisture throughout the summer. Tall species and cultivars require staking.
Propagation is by softwood or basal cuttings in the spring or by division in the spring or autumn.
Eel worms, aphids, snails.
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