Aster novi-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Common Name: Michalmas daisy
Cultivar: 'Purple Dome'
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Purple, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: August to October|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
A compact variety with violet-purple flowers that have yellow centres from August to October and lance-shaped mid-green leaves. This is a pretty Michaelmas daisy that will brighten up a mixed or herbaceous border after other perennials have done their bit. It will also flourish in both sun or dappled shade.
- 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. Seedlings rarely come true to the parent plant.
Asters are one of the easiest plants to take cuttings from. All you need to do is pull away sideshoots that have already rooted. These can then be potted up individually or planted directly in to the garden.
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