Aster spectabilis – Buy perennial plants


Violet purple daisy-like flowers in late summer and autumn.

An easy plant to grow for beginner gardeners.

Grown in 11 cm pots:

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Aster spectabilis description

Violet purple rayed flowers with a large yellow eye on upright stems in late summer and autumn.

Best half way back in a dry border.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.

Good for a flower border or patioHow easy is it to grow:
It is great in the border, Cottage Garden or by a patio and is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.

Also named as Eurybia spectabilis.

Common name: Eastern Showy Aster, Showy Aster or Purple Wood Aster.


Aster spectabilis
Aster spectabilis

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

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 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.

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

Allow 5 plants per square metre.

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Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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