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Michaelmas Daisy Varieties To Grow

Last Updated on May 20, 2022 by Real Men Sow

The Michaelmas daisy (asters), which flowers from August to October, are a staple of autumn and late-summer borders. You can find a Michaelmas daisy for every garden. These daisies come in a variety of colors, including pink, blue, purple, and purple.

Where To Plant Michaelmas Daisy

Michaelmas daisy is great for cottage gardens, but they also look great with modern schemes. They can be paired well with ornamental grasses and are also very popular with butterflies and bees.

How To Grow Michaelmas Daisy

Plant Michaelmas daisies in well-drained, moist soil in full sun to part shade. Cut them back after flowering.

Symphyotrichum ‘Coombe Fishacre’

Has dark green leaves and small sprays of lilac pink daisies. These daisies have unusual brown-pink centers. The medium-sized plant can reach 50cm up to 1m in height. (H x S: 90cm x 50cm)

Symphyotrichum ‘Ochtendgloren’ (pilosum var pringlei hybrid)

This tall, 1.4m-high aster was previously known as Aster “Ochtendgloren” (pringlei hybrid). It is a beautiful choice for the border’s back. (H x S: 1.5m x 50cm)

Aster tongolensis ‘Berggarten’

smaller than its taller cousins and can be used as a border plant. It begins flowering in midsummer, and it will continue to bloom until the first frosts. (H x S 40cm x 60cm)

Symphyotrichum laeve ‘Calliope’

This statuesque aster was previously known as Aster Laevis ‘Calliope. It is a great plant to add to a border. Its modern look is reflected in its striking black stems. (H x S: 1.5m x 50cm)

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Algar’s Pride’

Has single, large lavender-blue blooms. It flowers most often late in the season. It is a tall variety, about 150cm high. This plant is best for the border’s back. (H x S: 1.5m x 60cm)

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Tonga’ (‘Dasfour’)

The ‘Tonga” variety of Michaelmas daisies is part of the ‘Island Series. These are compact varieties that you can grow in containers or at the border. (H x S: 45cm x 30cm)

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Samoa’ (‘Dasthree’)

Another compact Island Series variety, ‘Samoa’ has bright yellow centers and purple flowers. (H x S: 60cm x 30cm)

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Chatterbox’

Another compact variety is this bushy clump-former, which is a rare powder pink. (H x S: 50cm x 50cm)

Eurybia x herveyi

A very popular choice because it resists mildew. This can cause problems for some varieties during damp summers. In late summer, it produces a profusion of flowers. (H x S: 1m x 50cm)

Symphyotrichum ‘Little Carlow’

The ‘Little Carlow” variety is very popular and well-deserved. It produces masses of bright, violet-blue flowers for a long time and is resistant to powdery mildew. It is ideal for middle border plantings, as it stands at around 90 cm tall. (H x S: 90cm x 45cm)

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Lady in Blue’

Another compact variety is ‘Lady in Blue,’ you can use them as a border plant where it will bloom for several weeks. (H x S: 50cm x 50cm)

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Royal Ruby’

The long stems of Royal Ruby have bright yellow flowers with yellow centers. This compact variety makes a great choice for the front border of a container or border. (H x S: 50cm x 50cm)

Symphyotrichum ‘Coombe Fishacre’

Has dark green leaves and small sprays of lilac pink daisies. These daisies have unusual brown-pink centers. The medium-sized plant can reach 50cm up to 1m in height. (H x S: 90cm x 50cm)

Symphyotrichum ‘Ochtendgloren’ (pilosum var pringlei hybrid)

This tall, 1.4m-high aster was previously known as Aster “Ochtendgloren” (pringlei hybrid). It is a beautiful choice for the border’s back. (H x S: 1.5m x 50cm)

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