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Family: AsteraceaeMain Season: AutumnFlower Colour: BlueLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
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Amazing glowing lavender blue flowers on dark stems clothed with deep green leaves in autumn. Strong upright habit to 1.4m. Good soil in sun.
Symphyotrichum laeve 'Nightshade' is along similar lines to the well known (former Aster) 'Little Carlow' but so much stronger in all respects; more upright, glossier and darker green leaves, dark blackish stems and larger, more intense flowers.
Looks superb with other autumn daisies and ornamental grasses such as Miscanthus and Molinia. 'Nightshade' will fit in well with modern naturalistic and meadow plantings as well as being a useful update for a traditional cottage garden herbaceous border.
Formerly Aster 'Nightshade'.
Symphyotrichum foliaceum coll. Montana£8.50
Clumps of deep green foliage and upright stems topped with heads of lavender-blue flowers in late summer. 50cm. Best in good soil in full sun, ideal with grasses like Panicum.
Symphyotrichum laeve 'Glow in the Dark'£7.50
An outstanding recent introduction with purple flushed deep green leaves and heads of light pink flowers in autumn to 1.5m. Reasonably self-supporting!
Symphyotrichum laeve 'Novemberblau'£6.50
Just about the last "aster" to flower here well into November. Masses of relatively large lavender blue flowers on branched stems up to 1.5m. Average soil in sun.