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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 'Tonga' is a compact aster, bearing bright purple flowers with a bright yellow centre. It's ideal for growing at the front of herbaceous borders, and is perfect for growing in pots as part of an autumn container display. It makes a welcome flash of colour when other flowers are starting to fade, and is an important source of nectar and pollen for late-flying insects.
For best results plant Aster 'Tonga' in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Cut plants back hard after flowering.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Purple
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Experienced
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: September to October
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