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Aster alpinus ‘Beechwood’

Alpine aster

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple, yellow centred
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Aster alpinus ‘Beechwood’ (Alpine aster). A clump-forming, fully hardy perennial. It has lance-shaped and dark green leaves. Bears purple flowerheads with yellow centres from mid-to late-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Marguerite

Origin

High mountains of Europe

Interest and use

Cutting bed, wildflower/meadow, border, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Suitable for a rock garden.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood or basal cuttings in the spring or by division in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Eel worms, aphids, snails.

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