How to plant Michaelmas daisies

In this video clip, Monty Don provides an autumn feast for pollinators by planting autumn asters.

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Michaelmas daisies, or autumn asters, combine brilliantly with ornamental grasses, producing daisy-like flowers late into the year and offering a valuable supply of nectar for pollinating insects. Check out Monty Don's video guide to find out how to plant Michaelmas daisies and what conditions they need, and discover three beautiful varieties – the flat-topped aster (Aster umbellatus), Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome' and Aster (or Symphyotrichum) 'Little Carlow'


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