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Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome' (Michelmas daisy 'Purple Dome')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
0.9m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome'

Other names: Michelmas daisy 'Purple Dome'

Genus: Aster

Variety or Cultivar: 'Purple Dome' _ 'Purple Dome' is a tall, mounded perennial with fine mid-green leaves and clusters of deep-purple, semi-double flowers with yellow centres in late summer and autumn.


Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome' is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-purple in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn

Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Michaelmas daisy mite , Slugs , Snails , Tarsonemid mites

Specific diseases: Fusarium wilt , Grey mould , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. After flowering, cut the flowered stems to the ground and mulch with well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Divide every third year to maintain vigour. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Aster novi-belgii 'Purple Dome' (Michelmas daisy 'Purple Dome') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation: Plant in moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun. or partial shade. Will tolerate poor soils. Stake with canes in early spring well before the flowers appear. Water regularly during dry spells.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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