Alpine aster Aster alpinus

alpine aster


A. alpinus is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 30cm in height, with narrow dark green leaves and daisy-like flowerheads to 5cm in width, with blue-violet rays and a yellow centre

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpine aster blue alpine daisy rock aster see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden Rock Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed in pots in cold frame in spring or autumn or propagate by division in spring

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by slugs, snails, leaf and bud eelworms and aphids

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to wilts, leaf spot and grey moulds