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DeciduousStalkless, grey-green, lance-shaped leaves 5-10 (2-4in) long
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialClump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with slender, branched stems
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
ASTER 'Patricia Ballard'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowNovi-belgii (New York) hybrid. Wildlife plant. Butterflies.Pests & DiseasesEelworms, aphids, slugs, snails, wilt, leaf spot, grey mould, powdery mildew, tarsonemid mite.Place of originNorth America.
Flower ShapePanicles10-30cm (4-12in) across of flowers to 6cm (2½in) acrossSemi-doubleTwo rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video