Flower of the Week – Aster

by Natasha Starkell | 18.09.2013 | flower , spring , fall , summer , aster | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Flower of the Week – Aster

Flower of the Week – Aster

'Aster' comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning star. That gives you a clue as to the shape of the flower heads.

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'Aster' comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning star. That gives you a clue as to the shape of the flower heads.

With lots of petals emanating from a button centre, asters come in a variety  of gorgeous colours but you'll most often see them a vibrant lilac or pink colour with a yellow or orange centre. They look gorgeous in a cottage garden. They're a popular plant, not just for their good looks, their abundance of flowers and their long flowering season, but also because they're easy to grow and don't need too much tending to. They look gorgeous in a cottage garden.

As they flower all through summer and well into autumn, they're a great way to add some colour late in the season, when most other plants have finished flowering. There are dwarf varieties and tall varieties, so there's an aster to suit every position in the garden.


Natasha Starkell
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