Tall, dark stems packed with handsome colour. The mauve-blue blooms open freely, and are larger than average. The stamens turn from gold to red as they mature.
Plant Aster 'Orpheus' in borders, cottage gardens or large pots. The blooms are great for cutting.
Once established Aster 'Orpheus' 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. It has excellent mildew resistance. Cut back to the ground each winter – when they begin to look untidy – this will help them stay lovely and bushy.
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