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Aster linosyris

Goldilocks

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Martin Staffler, copyright GAP Photos (274213)

Plant details

Completely different from any other Aster species we list is this beautiful late summer bloomer, which is actually a rare British native. Its slender stems are densely clad with very narrow, almost grass-like leaves and by August the first of its small golden flowers will start to open, covering the plant for several weeks. As you would expect from a native plant, it needs no mollycoddling, just a well drained soil and plenty of sun.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Aster

Species: linosyris

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 70cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to divide plants: March to April


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