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ASTER frikartii 'Monch'

Commonly known as Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

Good light blue, free-flowering
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oblong-ovate, rough leaves 5-8cm (2-3in) long
  • Blue - lavender-blue
  • Orange - disc-florets
  • Height - 70cm (28in)
  • Spread - 35-40cm (14-16in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - upright perennial. Stout stems and long-lasting flowers
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Insects, butterflies. In a good season can begin flowering in July.
  • Pests & Diseases - eelworms, aphids, slugs, snails, wilt, leaf spot, grey mould
  • Place of origin - garden origin hybrid, 1918, by Swiss nurseryman Frikart. (A. amellus x A thomsonii). A european and asian cross named after a Swiss mountain peak.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped - - loose corymbs 20cm (8in) across of starry flowers 5-8cm (2-3in) across
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
70cm (28in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  35-40cm (14-16in)

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