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botanical name:
Aster alpinus
Aster alpinus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Alpine Aster
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.25m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Spreading, clump-forming alpine aster with erect stems of mauve-lilac to violet flowers, with yellow centres, in early and midsummer.

cultivation:
Well-drained, reasonably fertile soil in full sun.

propagation:
By seed or division

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