Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
Common Name: Aster
Cultivar: 'Lady in Black'
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink, White|
|Foliage Colour: Purple||Flowering 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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