Rock aster 'Beechwood'

Aster alpinus 'Beechwood' | Also known as: Blue alpine daisy 'Beechwood', Michaelmas daisy 'Beechwood', Aster 'Beechwood' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

No prizes for guessing that this delightful little blooms with blue flowers, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing that the shades range through the spectrum from blue through to purple/violet, with a yellow centre. The Blue Alpine Daisy, or Aster alpinus, is easy to grow, and requires little maintenance, making it perfect for the novice gardener. It is a definite sun goddess, so ensure that you plant her in full sunlight! It’s a great choice for flower beds and borders, as well as being a popular addition to many flower arrangements.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.15 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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No prizes for guessing that this delightful little blooms with blue flowers, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing that the shades range through the spectrum from blue through to purple/violet, with a yellow centre. The Blue Alpine Daisy, or Aster alpinus, is easy to grow, and requires little maintenance, making it perfect for the novice gardener. It is a definite sun goddess, so ensure that you plant her in full sunlight! It’s a great choice for flower beds and borders, as well as being a popular addition to many flower arrangements.