Aster 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)

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2 litre pot
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The vibrant lavender-blue flowers on branching stems shine out among other asters making ‘Little Carlow’ a beacon of colour

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small, cheerful, violet-blue daisies with bright yellow centres appear from late summer to mid-autumn on soft stems. A pretty aster that has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. It loves some shade and will add a splash of colour to a late summer border.

  • Garden care: 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.


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    Is this as mildew resistant as "munch"?
    Asked on 2/19/2013 by Bookworm from Woodbridge,suffolk

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      Hello,

      'Little Carlow' does display some resistance to mildew, but not as much as Aster × frikartii 'Mönch', which is usually completely mildew-free.

      I hope this helps,

      Answered on 2/20/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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