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Family: AsteraceaeMain Season: AutumnFlower Colour: BlueLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15CPot Size: 1.4L
Approx. 10 in stock
Spreading clumps of wand-like stems with incised dark green leaves topped with generous heads of very pale lavender blue flowers in summer. Average soil in sun. 45cm.
An excellent plant for growing in front of large autumn grasses and in combination with other flowering perennials like Rudbeckia and the michaelmas daisy type former Asters now known as Symphyotrichum.
Not too fussy as to soil or position though it's best in sun and not too dry or wet.
From Asia, including China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and usually found in mountainous areas between 1500-2500m.
Syn. Aster ageratoides 'Asran'
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AGM An excellent and very floriferous form which produces masses of rich blue flowers with a hint of purple in late summer and autumn. Drained soil in sun, 45cm.
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Excellent clump forming plant with masses of lavender flowers on short but willowy stems to 45cm in summer and autumn. Ordinary soil in sun.
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syn. Silphium trifoliatum. An elegant prairie plant from north America with pretty yellow daisies on the top of stems with narrow leaves in whorls of 3. Not sure of height yet but probably at least 1.8m! Good soil in sun.