Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

3 × 9cm pots £15.00
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Buy Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' aster: 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 September
  • Hardiness:fully hardy

    Slender lavender-blue ray-florets surround a golden yellow disc, forming good-sized flowerheads to 8cm across, which top sturdy, well-branching stems from midsummer to mid-autumn. This award-winning michaelmas daisy is highly prized for its vigorous growth and resistance to disease.

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Long lasting flowers

5

Large, long lasting daisy type flowers in a bright, clear lavender blue. No wilting or mildew despite a very hot dry summer.

Blackbird

Yorkshire

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Will buy some more

5

Beautiful show of late summer, autumn sky-blue flowers, continuing well into December due to late frosts

cerisier

Cheshire

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Spring!

5

In dry bed

Mmiit

RG45

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Recommend

5

Good doer no mildew

Falkland sarah

Fife

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Fabulous buy.

5

Lovely fast growing healthy plant that produced masses of light laverder blue flowers in its first season. Flowers held on tall stiff stems that did no flop. Looking to this autumns display.

Garden Designer

Chepstow

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All delivered in good state

5

All plants healthy on delivery

Linda

Camberley

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Wonderful plant, flowers well into autumn

5

Really attractive plant which just flowers and flowers! It was still going strong into November.

Esther Wolff

Harrogate

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Pretty flowers

3

These plants flowered well. However the plants were rather thin and lanky on receipt which was disappointing, and I probably should have returned them. Hoping that they will improve this year.

Fi

Sunningdale

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Beautiful bloomer

5

Useful to add blue into a late flowering border of yellows, needs to be in a clump of three or more.

Withywheel

Somerset

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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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