Aster lateriflorus | Coombe Fishacre | Michaelmas Daisy | Award of Garden Merit
Asters are in the daisy family and while some flower in spring, most flower in late summer and autumn, hence their common name Michaelmas daisy. It has a new name, Symphyotrichum 'Coombe Fishacre' and it bears masses of small, lilac-blue flowers with yellow to purple-brown centres. It's ideal for growing in herbaceous borders and makes a welcome flash of colour when other flowers are starting to fade.
Grows to 90 cm tall and 60 cm wide.
Well known for attracting bees, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, a great food source for the late summer garden. For best results plant in well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Cut back hard after flowering.
Pot Size: 1 Litre