Aster amellus 'Veilchenkönigin'

3 × 9cm pots £26.97 £24.00
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Buy Aster amellus 'Veilchenkönigin' aster: A mildew-resistant aster

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

    Masses of yellow-centred purple daisies, each up to 5cm across, appear on these compact and mildew-resistant asters. Plant them in clumps or more informal drifts throughout the front of the border and they will give you a good couple of months of colour. Team them with pinks or softer shades of purple as well as silver.

  • 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 into the garden.

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Intense colour


I have three of these at the front of a sunny border. They have a wonderful, intense colour. They look quite delicate but survived the hard 20/21 winter and are flowering well now in September. They look good with the silver grey of Artemisia Powis Castle planted behind them.




This plant has flowered every year since I bought it and


Its colour is striking and it flowers freely. It is very much a cottage garden plant as it tends to sprawl but that is part of its charm


South East


Deepest, most vibrant colour


This is the first time I have grown this particular variety, although I have numerous other Asters, and I have been impressed by the vibrant colour and good habit. A plant for near the front of the border or it will be swamped by taller varieties such as 'Little Carlow' but a real gem for Autumn and easy to manage. I did not stake mine and it has not flopped over at all thanks to a little Chelsea chopping. There are brighter pink asters but this is the best purple I have found.


East Midlands


Amazing Aster


Provides late colour to the borders and attracts the bees and insects which we all need in the garden




Great plant for well-drained sunny places


A good plant for a well-drained sunny place. Needs an open place without being overshadowed by taller plants. Will not survive if soil gets waterlogged in winter.

Wildlife gardener



A plant that keeps on giving!!!


It's beauty belies it's strength - once in, it'll happily spread

Your Lovely Garden



lovely plant, starry like effect in late autumn border


great plant, I shall want more of these




Long lasting flowering plant







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Can Aster amellus forms be grown in a deep pot?


Hello there Yes you can plant these in pots, but make sure that you use a well drained compost. Hope this helps.

Can you tell !me how developed the plant should be in a pot of this size please ie size. Thank you


Hello there This comes in a 9cm pot so will be a young plant about a year old. As it is late autumn now, it will have died back or be in the process of dying back so there won't be much showing in the pot. Hope this helps

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