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Aster novae-angliae 'Lye End Beauty'

New England aster

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Lilac

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (15006)

Plant details

One of the best tall New England asters, having strong stems, large heads of clear, bright lilac pink flowers, and a long flowering season from late summer well into the middle of autumn. It is not prone to the mildew which affects Aster novi-belgii varieties. Grow it towards the back of an herbaceous border, or in clumps amongst shrubs to bring late season colour and interest to the garden. Plants associate well with other late flowers such as Japanese anemones; team with a tall variety such as 'Robustissima' or 'September Charm' or with autumnal orange and yellow colours.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Aster

Species: novae-angliae

Cultivar: Lye End Beauty

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lilac

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


Reader reviews

johnroyston

RE THE ARTICLE 'CAROL KLEIN'S ASTERS' IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE.
CAN YOU PLEASE ADVISE WHICH OF THE PLANTS IN THE ARTICLE HAVE THE LARGEST FLOWERS?


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