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Aster X fricartii - 'Monch' (Michaelmas Daisy)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Aster X fricartii - Cultivation Notes

Michealmas daisy will flourish on a variety of well drained soils but will not appreciate excessive summer drying. They prefer a spot in full sun but will tolerate part shade. This hardy perennial will almost certainly need staking to stop it collapsing when if flower as well as winter mulching / clump division every few years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Aster X fricartii:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Aster X fricartii

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
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Common Missspellings: Astore, Aistor

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