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17/08/2013 at 20:47

I'm thinking of planting Aster "Monch" but can anybody tell me if the roots "run".

I "inherited" a quite tall aster/Michaelmas Daisy when we moved in but it was an absolute thug and popped up all over the border  so I don't want that to happen again.

17/08/2013 at 20:51

I've had some of those thugs. Monch isn't like that. 

17/08/2013 at 21:00

Lizzie

Monch is superb in every way.  No, doesnt run.  Doesn't get mildew.  Flowers for weeks and weeks.  No problems whatsoever

17/08/2013 at 21:01

mine's dead Verdun. Don't think it could take the prolonged cold and wet.

17/08/2013 at 21:38

I have clumps of asters in the garden and some have greyish stuff on the leaves which I assume is mildew. Do I need to take much action?

17/08/2013 at 21:56

it won't kill them but it spoils the look of them Mowmymoss (like the name). there are plenty of asters that don't get it . 

18/08/2013 at 00:09

Hiya mowmymoss

Yes, I too like the name.  Most asters are susceptible to mildew so best to read upon those that do t get it.  Monch is definitely fine.  I used to grow some large clumps of asters but the mildew ruined them. Better plants to grow

You can spray with fungicides....you need to re-apply after rain....but it's a pain.  Try to keep soil moist amd you have a better chance of avoiding mildew.  Dryness at the roots is the main cause of mildew.

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