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Aster Collection

Arriving fashionably-late in the garden calendar are the hardy perennial Michaelmas Daises. Consisting of over a 1000 different cultivars there’s something for every taste and site, although they tend to thrive in full sun and free-draining, fertile soils the species flourish in our climate. They shamelessly extend the interest and colour in the garden into late-November if you choose right. In recent years breeders have focused on growing dwarf, anti-flop, mildew resistant hybrids which avoid the unsightly residue which collects on the leaves.  Spread 40cm.
divaricatus 'Eastern Star' - RT37AD1
This known favourite of Gertrude Jeykll is ideal for twinkling under the canopies of deciduous trees. Charming white daisy flowers with large protruding yellow eyes which arrive in June and continue into September contrasting against the mahogany red stems. It’s relaxed, sprawling habit offers an informal charm. Height 60cm.

ericoides 'Blue Star' AGM  - RT37AE1
Robust, rust resistant and very floriferous, the award winning Blue star is exactly that. Ideal for planting through middle of the border it creates imposing mounds of strongly branched stems, each one covered with smaller starry blue flowers from July- November which completely cover the compact clumps. Height 90cm

novi-belgii 'Patricia Ballard' - RT37AN1

Above neat mildew-free green delicate foliage numerous semi-double vibrant pink blooms arrive on mass from August-October and associates well with Japanese Anemones and Rudbeckias to epitomise that true autumnal border. Flowers are followed by attractive seedheads. Height 90cm
Flower Colour
Cream, Lilac, Pink, Purple

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Contemporary Gardening, Cottage Garden, Cutting Garden, Prairie Style planting, Small Gardens, Urban Garden, Wildflower Garden

Fully hardy perennial


Bees and Butterflies, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners, NEW This Year, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

60-75cm (24-30)

1.5m (60"), 100cm (40"), 120cm (48")



Fertile, moist well drained soil


Sun or partial shade




Late summer

Additional Information

Good for borders and pots. Mulch all asters annually after cutting back in late autumn. To maintain vigour, divide every 3 years. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms. Propagate by soft wood cutting in spring, or by divison in spring. Fully hardy perennials.

Delivery Date: 29 Jun 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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