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.
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
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to May
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: August to October
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