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Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Blue and Yellow in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Dark 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 'Mönch'

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

'Mönch' is a bushy herbaceous perennial to 90cm, with dark foliage and yellow-centred, lavender-blue daisies 5cm across

Synonym(s)

  • Aster amellus L. 'Mönch'
  • Aster 'Mönch'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in an open, sunny position

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or root basal cuttings 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