Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

michalmas daisy

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Nearly always the first aster in flower, often in July, and the dark-green foliage and floppy stems, topped with large lavender-blue flowers continue until October

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of long lasting, lavender-blue, daisy-like flowers with orange centres from August to September and dark green leaves. These charming Michaelmas daisies are ideal for a mixed or herbaceous border with well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Best in full sun, they associate especially well with late summer flowering perennials such as Rudbeckia and Echinacea.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in early spring. Water regularly during dry spells and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the ground and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.

    Asters are one of the easiest plants to take cuttings from. All you need to do is pull away sideshoots that have already rooted. Thesecan then be potted up individually or planted directly in to the garden.

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5.0

Wonderful

By Flossy 48

from Chippenham, Wiltshire

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    Comments about Aster x frikartii 'Monch':

    A wonderful plant that blows in the wind, flowers last for so long and it is a lovely airy plant. Have had one of these plants for years - recently moved so had to get another one.

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    A beautiful blue.

    By Alyb

    from Glasgow

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      Comments about Aster x frikartii 'Monch':

      This is a very beautiful perennial plant. I love the pale blue daisy like flower. It flowered very late into November this year. It loves sun, but seems to thrive in variable Scottish weather where the sun comes&goes one day to the next.

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      My favourite aster

      By Lesley

      from Babbacombe

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        Comments about Aster x frikartii 'Monch':

        I love this Aster, the colour, the hardiness of it and it will flower right through till first frost

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          When is the best time to plant the border on a budget?

          We are intrested in purchasing the plants suggested on 'money's tight' pre-planned border. Can you suggest when it is best to plant these plants?
          Asked on 3/2/2006 by sarah keeling

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            As a rule hardy plants grown in containers (such as the majority of the ones we sell), can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times to plant however are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or in spring before the temperatures start to rise. You can also plant in mid summer as long as you make sure the plants are kept well watered.

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