Aster amellus 'King George'

9cm pot £6.99
available to order from spring 2020
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Buy Aster amellus 'King George' aster: One of the stars of late summer

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    For a long period throughout summer and autumn, this sturdy, neat plant is smothered with large (to 6cm wide) and showy, rich purple-blue flowerheads that have golden yellow centres. One of the best and most reliable asters, this cultivar has a good resistance to mildew. Ideal for adding late colour to the garden, it mixes well with other late flowering perennials such as Rudbeckias, Achilleas and Echinaceas. They also blend well with ornamental grasses for prairie style planting schemes.

  • Garden care: Water regularly during dry spells and deadhead to prolong flowering. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the ground and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.

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Bees and butterflies

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I planted these two little seedlings in autumn 2018 and to my dismay they gradually turned into dead-looking sticks. However! come the spring , they miraculously started to shoot and throughout the summer they have provided lots of blooms , atttacting bees and butterflies which was my main reason for getting them.

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Plants at thiere best.

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Lovely in a large container which can be placed where you can see it at all times

Tricia C

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I have this aster which put on a good display but only for about 2 weeks. Could I extend the flowering? Also what other asters would you recommend for a sunny location, clay soil which has been improved. I am looking for white flowering asters. Thanks

Joyous

Hello there There could be a number of reasons why the flowering display is reduced such as lack of water, nutrients, aspect etc. I would next year make sure that they are well watered, apply a mulch around the base to help retain the moisture in the soil and deadhead to encourage new flowers. Plus through the growing season you could feed with a high potash fertiliser. We do have a white flowering aster- Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'White Ladies'. I have attached the link below. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/symphyotrichum-novi-belgii-white-ladies/classid.2000022942/

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