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Aster macrophyllus

Aster

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Violet

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Aster macrophyllus

Plant details

Asters are in the daisy family and while some flower in spring, most flower in late summer and autumn. Planting in a sunny, airy position, ensures maximum flowering. After flowering, cut back hard. Aster macrophyllus produces large, heart-shaped leaves and bears violet-coloured flowers between August and October.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Aster

Species: macrophyllus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Violet

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: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: August to October


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