Aster

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Aster - Aster lateriflorus  'Lady in Black'

Common Name: Aster
Genus: Aster
Species: lateriflorus
Cultivar: 'Lady in Black'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: PurpleFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Masses of pink centred small white daisies are produced from midsummer through to mid-autumn above deep purple foliage. A stunning aster that will extend the season in the garden and looks lovely in the middle of a mixed or herbaceous border in full sun. The flowers are also attractive to butterflies.

  • Garden care: Water regularly during dry spells and deadhead to prolong flowering. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the ground and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.


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