Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

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Buy Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' michaelmas daisy: 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

    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"

Autumn border staple

5

Replacement for same variety. Love the violet-blue flowers and that it is mildew resistant. Has a relaxed growth habit, so tends to be a bit sprawly

Kat2

Staffordshire

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I will buy another

5

Very pleased

JP

Lancs

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I would buy this product again.

5

A lovely colour at a time of the year when colour is dwindling in the garden.

Jammie

Bracknell

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Superb border plant

5

lovely autumn colour

paul Rosebush

Bucks

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This large plant has flowers all late summer - great

5

This plant is in a border of tall plants and really looks great.

Ann

Cheshire

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Settled well and bloomed profusely

5

Planted in a North facing front garden. Flops about a bit but lovely when in full bloom and flowers for a fairly long period

Nixoeliz

Nottingham

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very long flowering

5

I had bought one before and it was so good I got this second one for my back garden

Ronnie

South

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trouble free

5

This is just the best Aster - trouble free, mildew free and long flowering.

edwina

royston, hertfordshire

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Flowers for ages!

5

These asters have flowered for months & although weve had stormy weather theyve withstood it without being staked. Theyre a gorgeous luminous purple at dawn & dusk, amazing plant!

Steve

Wirral

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Lovely sturdy plant

5

A really pretty daisy, more blue-ish than purple with matt green leaves. It makes a very good border plant and can be planted quite close to other things that might flower before this is at its best in later summer, thus taking over the succession of flowering. A good cut flower.

Garden nut

Hampshire

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Asterxfrikartii'Monch'

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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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