Symphyotrichum (syn. Aster) novi-belgii Mauve
30 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Symphyotrichum (syn. Aster) novi-belgii Mauve (Michaelmas Daisy or Easter Daisy) add late summer and autumn colour to the garden. They are quite undemanding and will grow in most soils and handle full sun to part shade. Grows to 140 cm tall and covered in flowers. They make excellent cut flowers and as they are perennials you can cut them back after flowering in late autumn and they will flower again next season. These plants are perfect for cottage and meadow gardens.
Most Aster seeds normally need 30 to 60 days of cold stratification for germination. If you are in a warmer area your seeds will need to be placed in the fridge before sowing. Seeds are sown in autumn in cooler areas that can naturally provide the necessary cold to break the dormancy of the seed. Seeds are potted up in a light potting mix and just covered with soil. Water and keep damp not wet. Seeds will start to germinate when the weather warms up. Leave plants to grow and plant out into the garden the following spring.