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Aster 'Little Carlow' (cordifolius hybrid) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Yellow and Dark Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

aster 'Little Carlow'

Family

Asteraceae


Aster can be perennials, annuals or subshrubs, mostly with narrow leaves, and solitary or clustered, daisy-like flowers, usually in late summer and autumn

'Little Carlow' is a bushy herbaceous perennial with abundant violet-blue, yellow-centred, daisies 2cm across

Synonym(s)

  • Aster cordifolius 'Little Carlow'
  • Aster 'Little Carlow'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing, West-facing or North-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

The ideal growing situation is a moderately fertile, moist soil in partial shade but it will tolerate well-drained soil in full sun; may need staking

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk, Sand or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Cut Flowers


How to care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Asters may suffer Verticillium wilt, powdery mildews and grey moulds