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<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'
<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'
<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'
<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'
<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'
<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'
<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'
<i>Aster</i> × <i>frikartii</i> 'Mönch'

Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

michaelmas daisy ( syn. Aster Monch )

Slender lavender-blue ray-florets surround a golden yellow disc, forming good-sized flowerheads to 8cm across, which top sturdy, well-branching...

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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 Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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