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Aster x frikartii 'Monch' (Frikart's aster 'Monch')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Other names

Frikart's aster 'Monch', Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'

Genus

Aster Aster

Variety or Cultivar

'Monch' _ 'Monch' is an upright, bushy herbaceous perennial with ovate, rough, dark green leaves and loose clusters of yellow-centred, lavender-blue flowers from late summer to early autumn.


Aster x frikartii 'Monch' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue, Purple in Summer; Blue, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Michaelmas daisy mite , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Michaelmas daisy mite , Slugs , Snails

Fusarium wilt , Grey mould , Leaf spot Fusarium wilt , Grey mould , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Aster x frikartii 'Monch' (Frikart's aster 'Monch') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in an open and sunny position. 'Monch' has excellent qualities and is sometimes recommended as the best of all daisies.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Other names

Frikart's aster 'Monch', Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'

Genus

Aster Aster

Variety or Cultivar

'Monch' _ 'Monch' is an upright, bushy herbaceous perennial with ovate, rough, dark green leaves and loose clusters of yellow-centred, lavender-blue flowers from late summer to early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue, Purple in Summer; Blue, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Michaelmas daisy mite , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Fusarium wilt , Grey mould , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aster x frikartii 'Monch' (Frikart's aster 'Monch') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in an open and sunny position. 'Monch' has excellent qualities and is sometimes recommended as the best of all daisies.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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