Aster 'Mason Reed'
New in 2023.
This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.
Available in the following states:
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC
Flashy purple stars with a softer hue towards their golden heart. The blooms open in their masses late in the season, a great way to extend the colour into May. The plant forms nice dense mounds. Australian bred by the passionate plants-people at Antique Perennials in Kinglake to their highest standards.
Asters make a sensational addition to the landscape. They are easier to grow than you might think and the display they provide is jaw dropping.
Once established the plants don't require a lot of water, or care. Grow in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Dig and divide in spring every 3-5 years to maintain their vigour (or save some seed for sowing) as they can be relatively short lived – though they do give a lot in that finite span so it is hard to begrudge them. They don’t like to be cold and wet, so good drainage is important. Watch out for slugs and snails with new foliage.
These plants have excellent mildew resistance and good vigour.
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.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade