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  • Michaelmas daisy
  • Eventual height: 0.7m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Aster × frikartii 'Wunder von Stäfa'

Michaelmas daisy

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £6.99
9cm pot £6.99

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 long-lasting, orange-eyed blue flowerheads smother the stems of this gorgeous Michaelmas daisy for several weeks from late summer. These make it perfect for extending the season in the border, where it will make a fine companion for other late bloomers such as achillea and veronicastrum.

  • 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.

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