Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

michaelmas daisy ( syn. Aster Monch )

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2 litre pot £14.49
available to order from autumn
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Buy Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' michaelmas daisy ( syn. Aster Monch ): Lavender-blue, daisy flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    Noted for its disease resistance and masses of long lasting, lavender-blue, daisy-like flowers, which appear from late summer to mid-autumn. 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. These can then be potted up individually or planted directly in to the garden.

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Notes on Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

"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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Amazing addition!


I bought this plant last year; when I wasn't very knowledgeable of plants, I planted it during the wrong season. I assumed it died after winter; however this year it has sprung back bigger and healthier then ever. Its flowers are a lovely vibrant purple and it is extremely easy to maintain! It has grown extremely quick this summer. I love it!




Surprise of the season


I was initially quite disappointed in this plant as it didn't really grow all that much after I put it in the ground, so I pulled it up at the end of the season (rookie move.) thankfully, it knew better, because it popped up bigger and better this year. It's huge and already covered in flowers for year 2.really beautiful and surprisingly idiot/me proof




Fantastic plant


This is a wonderful plant and the three I received from Crocus were lovely specimens. They bloomed profusely the first year - for four solid months - and are in beautiful bloom again now. Highly recommended, need no special treatment except a little support this year as they are taller with all the rain.




Lovely Aster


Planted in Spring. Now in flower and looking Very healthy




Gorgeous Aster, wouldn't be without it.


If you only have room for one aster , then make it this one. In flower from July to October, such a beautiful shade of mauve with deep yellow centre. Not prone to mildew and needs support.




Wonderful colour and plentiful flowers


A wonderful addition to the herbaceous border. Flowers in late summer, and continues to flower for several weeks. I love this plant.




Arrived in perfect condition


Plants arrived In perfect condition healthy and packed safely five-star quality



Lovely plant


Really pleased with this Aster. It was a good size on arrival and the flowers lasted for a long time.




Great quality plants that were beautiful this summer


Great quality plants that were beautiful this summer




Stunning Blooms


Used it in a new herbaceous border. Continued giving stunning colour all autumn until the rain this year battered it, but a few days later it picked itself up and bloomed until the first frosts. I have now moved and will be buying more of this fabulous plant.


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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?

sarah keeling

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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