Aster Fair Lady

A heritage variety.

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The flowers of Aster ‘Fair Lady’ open in profusion from late summer to autumn, bridging the gap between the two seasons. The blooms are not only fabulous in the garden they are also splendid in vases. A fairly upright, deciduous bush with deep green leaves. This classic from 1960 has stood the test of time.

Plant in borders, cottage gardens or large pots. Once established the plants don't require a lot of water, even though they grow and flowers through the hotter times of the year. They are vigorous, hardy and offer great quantities of colourful blooms.

In the language of flowers, Aster's denote love or daintiness. The word, Aster, is Latin for Star. Asters are commonly known as Easter Daisies or Michaelmas Daisies.

Asters have been botanically separated into different genus. The European species remain Aster. The North American have changed into three genera, Symphyotrichum, Eurybia and Doellingeria. We like the umbrella Aster but if you want to be correct in classification this variety would be Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Fair Lady’.

Code

ASBFL

Botantical name

Symphotrichum novi-belgii

Height

70-90cm

Width

40-60cm

Flowers

Summer to autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

1