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botanical name:
Symphyotrichum ericoides 'Blue Star'
Symphyotrichum ericoides 'Blue Star' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Heath Aster 'Blue Star'
synonyms:  Aster ericoides 'Blue Star'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Produces sprays of very small, pale blue flowerheads. Late summer and autumn. Bushy habit with very small leaves.

cultivation:
Best in moist, well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Will grow in dry soil.

propagation:
By division of clumps in early spring.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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