Aster × herveyi (syn. Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight')
Common Name: Aster
Species: ◊ herveyi
Cultivar: (syn. Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight')
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 1.00 m (100 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue, Purple, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: July to September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
Producing a profusion of lavender-blue, daisy flowers with yellow centres this early flowering aster starts in July and goes on into autumn. This hybrid is a particularly useful plant that will even bloom well in dry and shady corners. Tolerates most conditions.
- Garden care: Leave top growth on through the winter to provide protection and valuable food for birds and insects. Insert twiggy prunings early in the season to provide invisible and effective support. Apply a thick 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch around the base of the plant in the autumn, taking care not to cover the crown.
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