ASTER

Commonly known as Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

All Flower SEPT-OCT

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.

Further Reading....
  • 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.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    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.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Buy Varieties of ASTER

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'

Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

masses of starry white flowers over deep green mildew resistant leaves starting in midsummer and continuing to autumn

 
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ASTER frikartii 'Monch'

ASTER frikartii 'Monch'

Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

good light blue, free-flowering

 
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ASTER 'Little Carlow'

ASTER 'Little Carlow'

Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

(syn. Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow') - Compact and floriferous. Violet-blue, yellow centred daisy flowers

 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
ASTER 'Patricia Ballard'

ASTER 'Patricia Ballard'

Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii. Clear pink

 
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ASTER 'White Ladies'

ASTER 'White Ladies'

Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii. White

 
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ASTER 'Rose Crystal'

ASTER 'Rose Crystal'

Frostflower, Michaelmas daisy, Starwort

strong rose-pink blooms

 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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