Aster

Aster 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)

Aster - Aster  'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)

Common Name: Aster
Genus: Aster
Cultivar: 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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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