(Synonym: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii) Late-flowering, fully hardy perennial, with rich magenta-red flowers with yellow centres.Very attractive to bees and butterflies and will add a vivid splash of colour to the late summer garden. Enjoys full sun but will equally flourish in dappled shade. Pinch back growing tips in spring and early summer to create a compact and very floriferous plant, and divide clumps every thrdr year if desired. H:80cm
Formerly know as Aster foliaceum. Late summer flowering hardy perennial, with rosettes of deep green foliage and tall stems carrying clusters of lilac blue flowers in high to late summer. Attracts bees and butterflies. Enjoys full sun and mpist and well drained soil. Fully hardy. H: about 50cm
(Synonym: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii) Hardy herbaceous perennial for a sunny position and in soils that are reasonably rich and not prone to getting very dry in summer. Pale lavender, semi-double flowers emerge in mid-September. Attracts butterflies and bees. Height :60cm
Clump forming perennial perfect for the shady patch. Lobed mid green basal leaves. Very fragrant tiny bell shaped greenish flowers along a long flower stem in early summer. Full of partial shade. Hardy. H:50cm.
Majestic hardy perennial with delicately lobed grey-blue leaves and enormously tall, slender, flowering stems. Clusters of tiny lilac-mauve flowers from June-August. Full sun or dappled shade in well drained soil. Very strong grower, up to 3m in height, and will withstand surprisingly windy sites.. Fully hardy.
Majestic hardy perennial with delicately lobed grey-blue leaves with lilac flowers from June-August. Full sun or dappled shade and moist but well drained soil preferred. Very strong grower. Fully hardy. H: 2m.
Tall, graceful and airy hardy perennial, happy in full sun or light shade. Very pretty foliage, much like an aquilegia, and in summer, sprays of tiny white flowers. Fully hardy and easy to grow, plant in moist but well drained soils, H:1.5m
Hardy perennial with delicate blue-green dissected foliage. Small dainty flowers, yellow-green with carmine stamens. Suitable for moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade. H:60cm. Flowers throughout the summer.
Extremely robust and hardy plant prefering shady woodland conditions, but very tolerant of all conditions. Blue-violet flowers in early spring before large fleshy leaves. Very appealing to bees in warm spring sunshine. Vigorous ground coverer. H:40cm.