Aster alpinus – Buy rockery plants


Mid blue daisy-like flowers with a yellow eye in late spring and early summer.

Easy plant for beginner gardeners.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

Only 8 left in stock


Aster alpinus description

Mainly mid blue rayed flowers, but there can also be white or pink flowers.
All have a big yellow eye and flowering is in late spring and early summer.

Good for the front of a border.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:

This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

It is great for the front of a border, Cottage Garden, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in pots.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.

Common name: Alpine Aster.

Close-up of Aster alpinus flowering in June
Aster alpinus in June

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and clay soil.

How much moisture:

Normal, or dryish stony. Also dry semi shade.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 10 plants per square metre.

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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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