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Aster novi-belgii 'Samoa'

Aster

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Lavender

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Aster novi-belgii 'Samoa'

Plant details

Asters are in the daisy family and while some flower in spring, most flower in late summer and autumn, hence their common name Michaelmas daisy. Aster novi-belgii 'Samoa' produces purple flowers a bright yellow centres. It's ideal for growing in herbaceous borders and makes a welcome flash of colour when other flowers are starting to fade. It's also an important source of nectar and pollen for late-flying insects.

For best results plant Aster novi-belgii 'Samoa' in well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Cut back hard after flowering.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Aster

Species: novi-belgii

Cultivar: Samoa

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: August to October


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