Aster 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)
Common Name: Aster
Cultivar: 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Partial shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue, Purple, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: August to October|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Masses of small cheerful violet-blue daisies with bright yellow centres appear from late summer to mid-autumn on soft stems. A pretty aster that has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. It loves some shade and will add a splash of colour to a late summer border.
Garden Care: 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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