Common name: Michaelmas daisy

Family: Compositae

Plant type Annual, perennial
Height 6 inches to 3 feet
Spread 6 inches to 3 feet
Habit Bushy
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Bedding, borders, cut flower
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 5
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate to fertile
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Blue, pink, purple, white
Flower season Late summer to late autumn
Flower size Medium
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time

Asters are a large group of often autumn flowering perennials and annuals. The daisy-like flowers come in shades of blue, purple, pink and white. Many varieties are suitable as cut flowers.

Asters will grow in any reasonable soil in full sun to light shade.

Pests and Diseases

Some types are susceptible to powdery mildew.


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