Aster sedifolius 'Nanus'
Common Name: Michalmas daisy
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue, Purple, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: September & October|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
A compact Michaelmas Daisy that will form neet clumps to around 45cm tall. In late summer and autumn it is covered in masses of lilac-blue flowers with a yellow centre making it look like a colourful dome. These plants flower best in full sun although they will tolerate a little shade and really pack a last minute punch in the front of a border. The flowers are very attractive to butterflies too so this is a great plant to include in your wildlife garden.
- Garden care: Cut back in late autumn after it has finished flowering and apply a generous layer of mulch.
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