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Commonly known as: Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort.


Genus of about 180 species of annuals, biennials, perennials and subshrubs from a variety of habitats in the northern hemisphere. There are asters for almost all garden situations and the daisylike flowers come in all shades of white, blue, pink and purple. A. amellus and the hybrid A. frikartii are probably the most popular. These are both late summer flowerers which are invaluable for late-flying insects.Their popular name, Michaelmas Daisies, arises from their peak blooming time around 29th September, Michaelmas. A. novi-belgii ( Symphotrichum novi-belgii) is the introduced popular garden Daisy found commonly as a garden escape around urban areas and at roadsides. A. tripolium, Sea aster is a native perennial common on coasts and was a popular garden plant in the past.


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  • Good to know - varieties for almost all garden situations. Michaelmas falls on 29 September, the middle of the flowering period.
  • Pests & Diseases - eelworms, aphids, slugs, snails, wilt, leaf spot, grey mould
  • Place of Origin - northern hemishpere, mainly North America. A few shrubby species from South Africa.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials and perennials and sub shrubs. Daisy-like flowers borne singly or in sprays.
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Buy Varieties of ASTER

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'  >


Commonly known as: Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort.
Masses of starry white flowers over deep green mildew resistant leaves starting in midsummer and continuing to autumn
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £8 each
£9.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ASTER frikartii 'Monch'    AWARD

ASTER frikartii 'Monch'  >


Commonly known as: Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort.
Good light blue, free-flowering
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £8 each
£9.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ASTER 'Patricia Ballard'

ASTER 'Patricia Ballard'  >


Commonly known as: Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort.
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii. Clear pink
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £8 each
£9.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ASTER 'White Ladies'

ASTER 'White Ladies'  >


Commonly known as: Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort.
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii. White
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £8 each
£9.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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