Aster lateriflorus Lady in Black

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

Our Ref No : 6904 £7.99 Stock : 6
Size: 2 Ltr

Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'

One of the more unusual Asters, grown just as much for its foliage as for its flowers. Mounds of dark leaves provide the perfect backdrop for tiered heads of small starry pinkish white flowers. Quite an eye catcher when well grown. Prefers a sunny, rich, moist, but well drained site. Height 90cm (3') More Asters for sale here

About the Family

Asters, commonly known as Michaelmas daisies, are a diverse and vibrant group of flowering plants that bring a burst of colour to gardens in late summer and early autumn. Belonging to the Asteraceae family, this genus encompasses a wide range of species, offering a palette of hues, shapes, and sizes.

The characteristic daisy-like flowers of Asters feature a central disk surrounded by vibrant petals, creating a mesmerizing, starry appearance. The colours span the spectrum, including shades of purple, pink, blue, and white, adding a vivid tapestry to landscapes. Noteworthy varieties include the New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) and the New York Aster (Symphyotrichum novi-belgii).

Asters are cherished for their versatility, thriving in various soil types and sunlight conditions. They make excellent additions to borders, cottage gardens, and wildflower meadows. Additionally, Asters attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the garden.

One of the standout features of Asters is their ability to extend the flowering season, providing a captivating display when many other plants are waning. Their resilience, coupled with the sheer variety within the genus, ensures there's an Aster for every garden, making them a beloved choice among gardeners seeking late-season brilliance and pollinator-friendly blooms

Common NameMichaelmas Daisy
Approx Height (10 yrs.)90-120 cm (36-48")
Soil TypeAll
Soil pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
AspectSun
HardinessHardy
Flowering TimeAutumn
Coloured FoliageRed-Purple Foliage
Cut FlowerCut Flower
Plants for PollinatorsPlants for Pollinators
Bee FriendlyBee Friendly
Butterfly FriendlyButterfly Friendly
Flower ColourWhite, Pink
Plant TypeHerbaceous
Perennials
One of the more unusual Asters, grown just as much for its foliage as for its flowers. Mounds of dark leaves provide the perfect backdrop for tiered heads of small starry pinkish white flowers. Quite an eye catcher when well grown. Prefers a sunny, rich, moist, but well drained site. Height 90cm (3')

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