Aster sibiricus description
Masses of short stems with ruby buds and violet purple rayed flowers with a large golden eye in the summer and early autumn.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the front of a dry border or patio and is very easy. It is happy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow like this one.
Also named as Eurybia sibirica.
Common name: Siberian Aster or Arctic Aster.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates 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 25 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Alpine plants for sale from our online mail order nursery.