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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
Italian aster 'King George'
Aster can be perennials, annuals or subshrubs, mostly with narrow leaves, and solitary or clustered, daisy-like flowers
'King George' is a bushy, upright herbaceous perennial to 60cm, with dark green, oval leaves and yellow-centred, violet-blue daisies 5cm wide in late summer and autumn
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in an open sunny position; thrives in alkaline soil
Propagate by division in spring or root basal cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests May be attacked by slugs, snails, leaf and bud eelworms and aphids
May be subject to wilts, leaf spot and grey moulds
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Italian aster 'King George'
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