Aster species

Botanical Name: Aster species

Common Name(s): Michaelmas daisies

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Description:

Michaelmas dasies bears simple linear to lance-shaped foliage, sometimes hairy or serrated. Large heads of small to medium sized daisies in a wide range of colours. A few flower in Spring, but most in late Summer and Autumn. They prefer well-drained soil that stays moist in the growing season. Plant in a full sun, airy, open position. This will ensure maximum flowering and minimum mildew, a problem in humid conditions. After flowering, cut back hard.

Family: Asteraceae

Botanical Pronunciation: ASS-tur

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Flowers


January
February
March
April
August
September
October

Description:
Large heads of small to medium sized daisies in a wide range of colours. A few flower in Spring, but most in late Summer and Autumn.

 


Foliage

Description:
Michaelmas dasies bears simple linear to lance-shaped foliage, sometimes hairy or serrated.


Interesting Info

The ancient Greeks believed that asters repelled snakes and were an antidote to their venom.

 

Maintenance

After flowering, cut back hard.

Origin

Northern Hemisphere
South America

 

Planting Instructions

Plant in a full sun, airy, open position. This will ensure maximum flowering and minimum mildew, a problem in humid conditions.

Soil Conditions

Well drained , Moist

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