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Botanical name: Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis
Other names: Aster lateriflorus 'Horizontalis', Horizontal aster, Calico aster 'Horizontalis'
Species: A. lateriflorus var. horizontalis - A. lateriflorus var. horizontalis is a clump-forming perennial with widely spreading, purple stems bearing linear, dark green leaves and, from midsummer into mid-autumn, white, sometimes pink-flushed flower heads with pink centres.
Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis is: Deciduous
Flower: White, Pink, Flushed pink in Summer; Pink, Flushed pink, White in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Mulch after cutting back in late autumn. This cultivar can be cut or pinched back in early summer to encourage a bushier, compact form and later flowers. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Divide, preferably in spring, but can be done in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Aster lateriflorus var. horizontalis (Horizontal aster) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildlife
Cultivation: Prefers moderately fertile, moist soil in partial shade. Will tolerate well-drained soil in full sun.
Soil type: Sandy, Loamy, Chalky, Clay (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, East, West
Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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