Aster novi-belgii 'Little Pink Beauty'
- 9cm pot
- available within:
- 2-3 days excludes weekends
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August to September
- Hardiness:fully hardy
An excellent choice for both patio pots and borders, the soft, mauve-pink flowerheads of this New York aster appear on short, stout stems from late summer to mid-autumn. They mix particularly well with richer pinks, lavenders and purples.
- 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.