Aster tongolensis
Aster tongolensis
Aster tongolensis

Aster tongolensis

East Indies Aster

Asteraceae

Height

30 - 40 cm

Flower colour

lavender

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, humus rich, mixed with coarse sand

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

fairly hardy, can be short lived

Plant range

W-China, Himalaya

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.

A medium sized plant that grows best in very well drained soil in full sun. It needs to be divided every 3-4 years to keep it vigorous.

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