Hairy michaelmas daisy

Aster novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Pötschke'

Hairy michaelmas daisy - Aster novae-angliae  'Andenken an Alma Pötschke'

Common Name: Hairy michaelmas daisy
Genus: Aster
Species: novae-angliae
Cultivar: 'Andenken an Alma Pötschke'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Vivid lipstick-pink daisy-like flowers with yellow centres erupt from late summer to mid-autumn. The petals are tightly packed making the flowers more showy than many asters. It's excellent for adding a splash of colour at the end of the season towards the back of a sunny herbaceous or mixed border.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in early spring. 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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