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  • New York aster
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

New York aster

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £6.99
9cm pot £6.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    A compact variety with violet-purple flowers that have yellow centres from August to October and lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. This is a pretty Michaelmas daisy that will brighten up a mixed or herbaceous border after other perennials have done their bit. It will also flourish in both sun or dappled shade.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in early spring. Water regularly during dry spells and deadhead 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. Seedlings rarely come true to the parent 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.
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