Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Royal Ruby'

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Royal Ruby’

Michaelmas daisy

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Royal Ruby'
  • Common name: Michaelmas daisy
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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 provide a welcome splash of colour when other flowers are starting to fade. They are also an important soure of nectar and pollen for late-flying insects.

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Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Royal Ruby’ produces maroon, almost red, flowers with bright yellow centres. It’s a compact plant, ideal for growing at the front of a herbaceous border or a container. For best results plant Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Royal Ruby’ in well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Cut back hard after flowering.

How to grow Symphyotrichum 'Royal Ruby'

  • 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 / acidic

Plant calendar

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

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does not flower in May

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Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

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Divide

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Prune

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Collect seeds
Collect seeds

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Symphyotrichum 'Royal Ruby' and wildlife

Symphyotrichum 'Royal Ruby' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Symphyotrichum 'Royal Ruby' poisonous?

Symphyotrichum 'Royal Ruby' 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

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