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

Flower colours:
  • Blue
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Autumn colour, 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. They are ideal for growing in herbaceous botders and provide a welcome splash of colour when other flowers are beginning to fade. They are also an important source of nectar and pollen for late-flying insects.

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii SAMOA ('Dasthree') ('Island Series') produces purple flowers with bright yellow centres. 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: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

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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