Aster Sunhelena

Aster 'Sunhelena'

Our Ref No : 16639
2 Ltr
5 in stock
£6.99
9 cm
24 in stock
£2.99

Aster 'Sunhelena'

A distinctive find, this effortlessly cultivated variety showcases lovely mid-blue flowers set gracefully against nearly mildew-free foliage. With a robust constitution, it blooms reliably from September to November, thriving in sunny, well-drained yet moist sites. This unique plant not only adds a touch of elegance to the garden but also proves excellent for extending the blooming season into autumn. Its striking mid-blue blooms and resilient nature make it a standout choice, offering beauty and charm throughout the late season. Ideal for those seeking an unusual yet easily managed addition to the garden, this variety promises enduring appeal. More Asters for sale here

About the Genus

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.)60-90 cm (24-36")
Soil TypeAll
Soil pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
AspectSun
HardinessHardy
Flowering TimeAutumn
Cut FlowerCut Flower
Plants for PollinatorsPlants for Pollinators
Bee FriendlyBee Friendly
Butterfly FriendlyButterfly Friendly
Flower ColourLilac, Blue
Plant TypeHerbaceous
Perennials
An unusual variety. This easily grown variety has pretty mid blue flowers borne gracefully amidst almost mildew free foliage. A good variety that flowers from September through to November. Prefers a sunny well drained yet moist site. Excellent for extending the season in the autumn.

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