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Aster × frikartii 'Wunder von Stäfa' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Blue 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 'Wunder von Stäfa'

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

'Wunder von Stäfa' is an herbaceous perennial to 75cm, with dark foliage and light violet, yellow-centred flowers to 5cm wide

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

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

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or root basal cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

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


How to care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Asters may suffer Verticillium wilt, powdery mildews and grey moulds