Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)

2 litre pot £17.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid) aster: Pretty violet-blue daisies in late summer

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

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

    Masses of small, cheerful, violet-blue daisies with bright yellow centres appear from late summer to mid-autumn on soft stems. A pretty aster that has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. It loves some shade and will add a splash of colour to a late summer border.

  • Garden care: 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.

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Notes on Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid)

"The vibrant lavender-blue flowers on branching stems shine out among other asters making ‘Little Carlow’ a beacon of colour"

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Nothing 'Little' about 'Little Carlow'


If you want an aster that gives you more bang for your bucks, get this one. It grows to waist-height, and bushes out without any help or pruning. It needs sun, and a little bit of space, but it will quite happily rub shoulders with other late-summer perennials and grasses, such as rudbeckia, solidago, sedums and Anemanthele lessoniana. Its flowers are the classic Michaelmas daisy lavender. It doesn't suffer from mildew, but make sure you water it in and keep an eye on it after planting if the weather is very dry. Personally, I think one aster on its own looks a bit odd. Buy at least three!

Awkward Hill



Exceeded our expectations!


Flowered abundantly until late Autumn, survived the winter very well.




A problem-free experience


I had no problems with this at all. It was a healthy plant that rooted and made itself at home in my garden very quickly.




Wonderful plant


Delighted with this, although I didn't realise how tall it would be. Had to relocate it and it flowered until the frost.


East Hampshire


Symphyotrichum Little Carlow (cordifolius hybrid)

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Is this as mildew resistant as "munch"?


Hello, 'Little Carlow' does display some resistance to mildew, but not as much as Aster × frikartii 'Mönch', which is usually completely mildew-free. I hope this helps,


I just bought this about a month ago and it is covered with mildew spots already :-(


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