All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Aster novae-angliae 'Pink Parfait' (Symphyotrichum)

£4.75

Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Pink

Large baby pink flowers with yellow centres are borne during the autumn months. Very easy to grow sun or partial shade. 

Long stems make it good for cutting. Mildew resistant.

Height: 120cm

Asters:

The perennial Asters, which include Michaelmas Daisies, are essential to prolong the flowering season of most gardens well into autumn. 

When autumn tints are mostly reds and golds, Asters provide refreshing contrasts in whites, pinks, lavenders and purples. 

They will grow in sun or light shade.

Another advantage is that they come in a wide range of heights, to suit all purposes.

Michaelmas daisies were introduced from America in the 17th Century and became a cottage garden favourite. Those from New England took the name Novae-Angliae and those from the low-countries' settlements around New Amsterdam (now New York), were called Novi-Belgii.

Note: Asters have largely been renamed Symphyotrichum but we are stick-in-the-muds and prefer the traditional name.

  • Asters attract honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies to the garden.
  • The name Aster comes from the old Greek word 'astér' which means 'star' and refers to the shape of the flower.
  • The Hungarian uprising of 1918 is called the Aster Revolution because demonstrators in Budapest wore the flower in large numbers.
  • The aster is the flower for a 20th (porcelain) wedding anniversary.
  • The Germanic tribes believed that the smell of burnt foliage from wilted asters drove away poisonous snakes and evil spirits for the winter.
  • In the modern language of flowers the aster represents love and patience. 

Common name(s): Michaelmas Daisy

Information

  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.