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Aster novi-belgii

Michaelmas daisy

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1m to 1.3m
  • Spread0.7m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourViolet-blue, pink, purple shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Aster novi-belgii (Michaelmas daisy). This is a vigorous upright perennial that will bring autumn colour to the garden, with an array of pink to purple shades.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Marguerite

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed. Autumn interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They may need staking. Grow in a rich well drained soil. They will grow in full sun or in some dappled shade.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew

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