Aster alpinus 'Goliat'

Aster alpinus 'Goliat'

Alpine Aster

Asteraceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

lilac

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

sandy, poor

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

fairly hardy, but short-lived

Plant range

garden variety

Aster belongs to the family Asteraceae. It's species are native to meadows in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, the majority in N-America. They grow best in, moist, fertile soil and prefer a sunny position. Most Asters flower late in the summer and through fall, but the species mainly grown in Iceland are alpines that flower earlier, in July-August.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed sown in March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

Grows best in poor, gritty soil. Well suited for rock gardens. The species is native to mountains in Europe.

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