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botanical name:
Aster himalaicus
Aster himalaicus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Alpine Aster
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: 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:
Small, clump-forming alpine aster with erect stems of lilac purple flowers with dark yellow centres in June and July

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

propagation:
By seed or division

usage:
Rock gardens

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