Alpine Aster 'Abendschein'

Aster alpinus 'Abendschein'

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Aster alpinus 'Abendschein' is a compact mound-forming perennial that flowers from late spring into summer. Flowers are violet with yellow centres and these appear on long stems.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Chalk, Gravel

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

This plant is occasionally used for floral arrangements and works well in city, rock or gravel gardens.

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Purple, Yellow

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, leaf & bud eelworms, Aster mite, slugs & snails. It can also suffer from Fusarium wilt, grey mould & leaf spot.
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