Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Samoa'

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Samoa'

Michaelmas daisy

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Samoa'
  • Common name: Michaelmas daisy
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Samoa' produces purple flowers a bright yellow centres. It's ideal for growing in herbaceous borders and makes a welcome flash of colour when other flowers are starting to fade. It's also an important source of nectar and pollen for late-flying insects.

For best results plant Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Samoa' in well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Cut back hard after flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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