Aster Pinkie – Buy alpines

£2.50

Deep pink daisy-like flowers with a big yellow eye, in late spring and early summer.

Very easy plant for inexperienced gardeners.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Description

Aster alpinus Pinkie description

Lovely deep pink rayed flowers 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.

This plant is good for a rockery, tub or raised bedHow easy is it to grow:
It is lovely in 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: Pink Alpine Aster.

 

Aster Pinkie flowering in May
Aster Pinkie in May

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:

Hardy.

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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Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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