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  • aster
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Aster 'Duchess Mixed'


Perfect for pollinators
approx 200 seeds £2.49
approx 200 seeds £2.49
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: half hardy annual

    An easy and impressive annual that will help extend the season of colour well into autumn with its large chrysanthemum-like blooms. Make sure you plant more than you need, as they also look wonderful when cut for the vase.

  • Garden care: Sow seed shallowly in seed trays filled with good quality compost and maintain temperatures between 15-20°C. Keep well watered (but not waterlogged) and when the seedlings are large enough to handle, gently transfer them to small pots to grow on. Gradually harden off and plant out at 30cm intervals in the border after all risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, sow directly into a well prepared seed bed in April or May.

  • Sow: March - May

  • Flowering: July - October

  • Approximate quantity: 200 seeds.