Aster ‘Ruby Buttons’ boasts double, ruby pink flowers. The flowers are fabulous in the garden and fabulous for picking - all autumn long.
It is a stiff, upright shrub that won't flop about like many Asters do. It doesn't require staking either which is one less thing to do in the garden!
Plant in borders, cottage gardens or large pots. The stems are covered with glossy green leaves.
Once established Aster ‘Ruby Buttons’ doesn't require a lot of water, even though it grows 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, but Aster is so much easier to pronounce!
Cool to Mediterranean