Michalmas daisy

Aster sedifolius 'Nanus'

Michalmas daisy - Aster sedifolius  'Nanus'

Common Name: Michalmas daisy
Genus: Aster
Species: sedifolius
Cultivar: 'Nanus'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September & October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A compact Michaelmas Daisy that will form neet clumps to around 45cm tall. In late summer and autumn it is covered in masses of lilac-blue flowers with a yellow centre making it look like a colourful dome. These plants flower best in full sun although they will tolerate a little shade and really pack a last minute punch in the front of a border. The flowers are very attractive to butterflies too so this is a great plant to include in your wildlife garden.

  • Garden care: Cut back in late autumn after it has finished flowering and apply a generous layer of mulch.

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