Aster amellus 'Veilchenkonigin'

Aster amellus 'Veilchenkonigin' is an excellent, deep amethyst purple, with a very long flowering season. An invaluable plant for those of us who want to keep our garden full of colour late in the year. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200266-1 £4.95

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Aster amellus 'Veilchenkonigin' is an excellent, deep amethyst purple, with a very long flowering season. An invaluable plant for those of us who want to keep our garden full of colour late in the year.

No autumn garden is complete without its Michaelmas daisies, simple cottage garden perennials which flower long and hard in any soil. We have chosen only the very best to include here, which all grow quickly and easily and have good mildew resistance.

Genus Aster
Group/Species A. amellus
Variety Veilchenkonigin
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Michaelmas daisy, 'Violet Queen'
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 40cm (16in)
Care Tips Cut back in late Autumn. Pinch in midsumer to encourage a great flowering season.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life They will look good for a fortnight. If you strip all the leaves below the water line and thin out the leaves up the stem a bit more, and put a drop of bleach in the water, it will maximise the cut-flower potential.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow asters

Asters are brilliant for the autumn garden, and the insects love them, laden with pollen and nectar.

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Aster amellus 'Veilchenkonigin' reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2017 by Barbara McNulty

The colour is wonderful and looked great with Hemerocallis 'Little Grapette'. Very moody.
Unfortunately mine disappeared over the winter and the day lily had to go it alone this summer.
Maybe I will try it again.

Not quite as expected

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Reviewed 5th May 2015 by Jean Robinson

Maybe I've been unlucky but I was disappointed with these plants. They didn't seem very strong and haven't really grown well. Perhaps just need more time to get going.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hi Jean, Thank you so much for your review. These would normally flower from July through to October, so please do wait to see them flower later in the year."

Posted 6th May 2015