Aster 'Calliope' Symphyotrichum laeve 'Calliope'

aster 'Calliope'


'Calliope' is a tall perennial with narrow, purple-tinted leaves and dark stems bearing branching sprays of light purple-blue flowers in autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      aster 'Calliope'

    • Common names

      Aster 'Climax', Aster laevis 'Calliope'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back in late autumn

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Coastal Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in early pring; divide every third year to maintain vigour

  • insectPests

    Prone to tarsonemid mite

  • microbeDiseases

    Asters may suffer Verticillium wilt, powdery mildews and grey moulds