Gymnaster savatieri

Gymnaster savatieri

Naked aster

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gymnaster savatieri
  • Common name: Naked aster
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Known as the ‘naked aster’, Gymnaster savatieri is a herbaceous perennial that single white or very pale blue daisy flowers with yellow centres. It can be hard to track down in the UK but is easy to grow and very useful in the garden as it not only thrives in a sunny spot but also in partial shade, which many perennials don’t enjoy. It is very popular with butterflies, and makes a good cut flower.

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For good results, grow in any reasonable soil. Deadhead to keep the flowers coming. 

How to grow Gymnaster savatieri

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Gymnaster savatieri and wildlife

Gymnaster savatieri is known for attracting butterflies​/​moths.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Gymnaster savatieri poisonous?

Gymnaster savatieri has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Gymnaster savatieri