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Aster 'Ochtendgloren' (pringlei hybrid) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

aster 'Ochtendgloren'

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

'Ochtendgloren' is an erect herbaceous perennial to 1.4m in height, with narrow dark green leaves and large branched heads of small, starry pink flowers

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in well-cultivated, fertile, moist soil in sun or partial shade; may need staking

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

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


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by slugs, snails, leaf and bud eelworms and aphids

Diseases

May be subject to wilts, leaf spot and grey moulds