PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Aster Novae-angliae 'Harringtons Pink' AGM
New England aster 'Harrington's Pink'.
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Late summer-early autumn
Height 36-48in/1-1.5m
Light preference Full sun/part shade
Soil preference Any, fertile, free-draining
Sowing time/depth Autumn, Spring, Surface
A wonderful cut flower, this aster has tall, strong, straight stems and is self-supporting on all but the most exposed sites. The flowers, which appear from late summer and well into autumn, are about 3.5cm across, a lovely warm-pink with a yellow centre and are very attractive to pollinating insects. I cannot guarantee that seed, when offered, will come true, but worth trying and if it does not, you may discover a gem!
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow on the surface of moist compost, covering with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or sealed plastic bag at 68-86F/20-30C. Do not exclude light as this is necessary for germination. Pot on seedlings as they develop and grow on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant out. (Seeds are difficult to fully isolate, so although I endeavour to remove much, some chaff is present. Just sow from the packet, chaff and all.) Asters can often be susceptible to powdery mildew, but this variety seems to be resistant.
Plant
1 x plant (9cm pot or equiv. bare-rooted) £4.95

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