Hairy michaelmas daisy
Aster novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Pötschke'
Common Name: Hairy michaelmas daisy
Cultivar: 'Andenken an Alma Pötschke'
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 1.20 m (120 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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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