Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
(Michaelmas daisy) A lovely hybrid first bred in 1892 by crossing Aster thomsonii and Aster amellus; combining the long-flowering properties of the former with the height of the latter.
A lovely hybrid first bred in 1892 by crossing Aster thomsonii and Aster amellus; combining the long-flowering properties of the former with the height of the latter. Aster x frikartii 'Monch' was rated by Graham Stuart Thomas as the finest Michaelmas Daisy, flowering earlier than most Asters, from late summer to autumn; its fine display of lavender blue flowers provide invaluable late summer colour to the garden.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Aster x frikartii 'Monch' is notably tolerant of dry soil conditions.
- Flowering Period: July - October.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Aster x frikartii 'Monch' grows to be a medium sized, clump forming perennial.
- Height: 80 cm ( 2 1/2 ft)
- Spread: 50 cm (1 1/2 ft)
- Notes: Aster x frikartii 'Monch' usually benefits from staking early in the year. Deadheading will prolong the flowering period.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Herbaceous - Medium (0.6m - 1.2m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Flowers in Summer, Flowers in Autumn, Wildlife Friendly - Bees