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Aster novi-belgii 'Lady In Blue'

Michaelmas daisy

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (34444)

Plant details

At a time when many border plants are starting to wind down, this little beauty turns on the charm and brings rich colour to the autumn months. Unlike a lot of the Michaelmas daisies, this one has a useful dwarf habit which makes it easy to fit into any garden. Its plentiful blue daisy-like flowers look a treat with yellow rudbeckias and red Kaffir lilies. Powdery mildew can be a problem.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Aster

Species: novi-belgii

Cultivar: Lady In Blue

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

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: 120cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: March to April


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