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botanical name:
Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'
Aster x frikartii 'Mönch' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Michaelmas daisy
synonyms:  Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Tall branching perennial with bold lavender blue flowers for many weeks in late summer and early autumn. Excellent variety, resistant to mildew.

Well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

By division or from basal cuttings taken in spring

other notes:
Hybrid of Aster amellus x Aster thomsonii. Raised by Frikart in Switzerland about 1920.


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