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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
aster 'Blue Star'
Aster ericoides 'Blue Star' Aster 'Blue Star'
Symphyotrichum includes around 90 species of annuals, biennials and perennials, mostly spread through the Americas, that were formerly included within the genus Aster. Leaves are simple, lance-shaped and entire, but it is their daisy-like flowerheads that they are grown for; central disc florets are typically yellow, surrounded by strap-shaped ray florets in shades of pink, blue, purple or white
'Blue Star' is a compact herbaceous perennial to 75cm, with narrow bright green leaves and pale lavender-blue flowers 12mm wide, in large sprays
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in open sunny position; may need staking
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back in late autumn
Pests Generally pest free
Asters may suffer Verticillium wilt, powdery mildews and grey moulds
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