Aster tongolensis

Aster tongolensis
Aster tongolensis 
East Indies aster
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS violet
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
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This aster bears large, lavender blue ray-florets in May and June on approximately 60 cm tall, almost leafless stems. The centres are golden yellow and the flowers look like a violet form of moon daisies. The leaves are mat-forming, deep green.

It likes evenly moist, medium fertile soil of almost any pH value. It will look great in front of a border or placed between two shrubs. Grow it in full sun and divide the clumps every three years for profuse flowering. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 17-08-2011
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