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SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'BAHAMAS'

Asteraceae

Bright pink flowers Sep-Oct, 45cm, neat dark mildew-prone foliage. . Bob's score = 4.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'BARBADOS'

Asteraceae

The Plant Finder insists this is a cultivar of A.novi-belgii but it has the look of A.novae-angliae and no mildew, semi-double lavender-blue flowers Aug-Oct, compact 40cm. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'BEAUTÉ DU NORD'

Asteraceae

Soft mauve-white flowers with pinkish centres Sep-Nov, 1.2m. A S.lateriflorus hybrid from Thierry Delabroye. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'BLÜTENREGEN'

Asteraceae

Lovely open sprays of pretty pale blue flowers with rosy middles Sep-Nov, 70cm. Came as a form of Symphotrichum cordifolius but it's a hybrid involving S.ericoides and S.lateriflorum as well. Literally "Blossom rain". . Bob's score = 10 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM COLESBOURNE 2008/A

Asteraceae

Cheerful pink flowers with mildew Sep-Oct, 1m. A seedling from Colesbourne, Glos. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM COLESBOURNE 2008/A

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'COOMBE FISHACRE'

Asteraceae

Graceful soft plant with sweeping branches of lilac and rosy brown Sep-Nov, 90cm (A hybrid involving Symphyotrichum lateriflorum.) . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM 'CHIEFTAN'

Asteraceae

Awful. Why does it have an AGM? Synonym Aster cordifolius 'Chieftan'. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM 'ELEGANS'

Asteraceae

Delicate sprays of small pale blue flowers Sept-Nov, 85cm. Easy. Synonym Aster cordifolius 'Elegans'. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM CORDIFOLIUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'ANJA'S CHOICE'

White flowers with golden-brown centres Aug-Oct, thin stems, narrow leaves, 1m. Raised by Piet Oudolf. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'BLUE STAR'

Asteraceae

Pretty even in leaf, clouds of small blue flowers Sep-Nov, 75cm. Synonym Aster ericoides 'Blue Star'. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'CINDERELLA'

Mildew-proof, light, airy bushy plant with dirty pink flowers, 55cm. Not very enduring in clay. Synonym Aster ericoides 'Cinderella'. . Bob's score = 3 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'ERLKÖNIG'

Asteraceae

Abundant small pale purple flowers with soft maroon centres Sep-Oct, dark disease-free foliage, 60cm. 1902. Synonym Aster ericoides 'Erlkönig'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'FIRST SNOW'

Asteraceae

Large heads of small really white flowers Sep-Oct, 75cm. . Bob's score = 9.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'PINK CLOUD'

Asteraceae

Small pink flowers in airy clouds Sep-Oct, 80cm. The petals deepen in colour towards the tips, pretty. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'ROSY VEIL'

Asteraceae

Good delicate pink flowers in frothy sprays Sep-Nov, 60cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'SCHNEEGITTER'

Asteraceae

Arching cascades of small white flowers Sep-Nov, 70cm. Easy. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES VAR.PROSTRATUS 'SNOW FLURRY'

Asteraceae

Exceptional low spreading stiff-branched prostrate form, masses of small white flowers Sep-Oct, 15cm x 70cm. Easy and effective even in leaf. Wonderful in a big pot where it will cascade over the sides. Synonym Aster ericoides 'Snow Flurry'. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES var.PROSTRATUS

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'VIMMER'S DELIGHT'

Asteraceae

Lots of small white flowers amongst grey-green foliage usefully late Oct-Nov, burgeoning form, 80cm. Easy. Lovely. Synonym Aster ericoides 'Vimmer's Delight'. . Bob's score = 9 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES 'WHITE HEATHER'

Asteraceae

Lovely late white flowers Sep-Nov, attractive wispy bush, 75cm. Easy and no mildew problems. Synonym Aster ericoides 'White Heather'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM ERICOIDES

SYMPHYOTRICHUM FALCATUM

Asteraceae

A clean plant. Clean dark foliage, clean white flowers Sep-Oct, 50cm. Synonym Aster falcatus. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM FALCATUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM FALCATUM VAR.COMMUTATUM

Asteraceae

Clouds of smart out-looking white flowers Aug-Nov (not for the whole period) 1.5m. No diseases, no staking, no problems. New introduction from Rocky Mountains. Synonym Aster falcatus var. commutatus. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM FALCATUM var.COMMUTATUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'FELLOWSHIP'

Asteraceae

Superb large louche double pinky mauve flowers Aug-Oct,75cm. Good soil, sun or half shade. Mildew resistance due to S.laevis ancestry? . Bob's score = 9 RHS Hardiness Rating: H6 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'GLOW IN THE DARK'

Asteraceae

Aster laevis 'Calliope' x Aster laevis 'Fellowship' from Brian Ellis. A really bright disease-free purple-mauve michaelmas daisy from black stems Aug-Oct, dark foliage, compact habit, 60cm. Lovely. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM GRANDIFLORUM

Blue-violet flowers in large heads, 85cm, bushy plant. Synonym Symphyotrichum grandiflorus. RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM GRANDIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'HITTLEMAAR'

Short (30cm), no mildew, blue Sep-Oct. Very similar to Lady in Blue. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'HON.VICARY GIBBS'

2-3cm. diameter mauve fls. on wiry branches Sep-Oct, sturdy, 1m. Sun or part shade, not too dry. Indistinguishable from Ringdove. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'IBIZA'

Asteraceae

Compact mildew-resistant variety. Mauve-white flowers over a long season Aug-Nov, dark green foliage, 30cm. Dry shade tolerant. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'KYLIE'

Asteraceae

(A.nova-angliae x A.ericoides.) Masses of small pinky mauve flowers, the colour deepening at the ends of the petals, Aug-Oct, 80cm Easy. . Bob's score = 6.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LAEVE

Mildew-free variety, violet flowers Oct-Nov, 65cm. Synonym Aster laevis. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LAEVE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LAEVE 'ARCTURUS'

Asteraceae

An effective foliage plant with flower as well. Tall shiny black stems and near black leaves, lilac-mauve flowers Sep-Oct, 1.3m. Easy. Bred at the RHS Chiswick in 1902, languished in Ireland till 1990. Synonym Aster laevis 'Arcturus'. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LAEVE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LAEVIS 'CLIMAX'

Mildew-proof, 2m high, blue flowers Sep-Oct, broad leaves. Easy. Synonym Aster laevis 'Climax'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LAEVIS

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LANCEOLATUM

Asteraceae

An exceptional airy wiry plant. Pretty small white flowers from wiry black stems over a very long period Jun-Oct, almost no foliage visible 40cm. Very little basal foliage. Synonym Aster lanceolatus. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LANCEOLATUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'BLEKE BET'

Asteraceae

(Pale Bess) Dark leaves and small rosy-purple centred white flowers Sep-Oct, strong 1.3m. Synonym Aster lateriflorus 'Bleke Bet'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'CHLÖE'

Asteraceae

Calico aster. Off-white flowers with soft pinkish middles age to lovely uniform pink centres and pale mauve petals in great swags Sep-Oct, neat 1m. Lovely. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'DELIGHT'

Masses of small white flowers Sep-Oct, 90cm. Easy. An old mildew-free variety. Syn.A.vimineus Delight. It doesn't look like a normal A.lateriflorus variety. Synonym Aster lateriflorus 'Delight'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'HORIZONTALIS'

Asteraceae

Plant like a miniature cypress, dark leaves, pinky flowers Sep-Nov. Any soil, sun, don't crowd it because it has a good shape you need to be able to see. 90cm. Synonym Aster lateriflorus 'Horizontalis'. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'JAN'

Stark white petals are a good contrast against crimson centres Aug-Oct, chocolate burgundy leaves, 50cm. Synonym Aster lateriflorus 'Jan'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'LADY IN BLACK'

Black foliage plant with elegant sprays of beige-purple flowers Sep-Oct, 1.3m. Easy. Selected by Herman van Beusekom. Synonym Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'LOVELY'

Asteraceae

Masses of small pink-centred mauve flowers Sep-Oct, 90cm. Easy. An old mildew-free variety. Syns. A.vimineus 'Lovely', and Aster lateriflorus 'Lovely'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM 'PRINCE'

Asteraceae

Black-leaved, cypress-shaped bushette with small soft pink centred white flowers which age slightly redder Sep-Oct, stunning, 60cm. Easy, open site, don't crowd. No mildew. Synonym Aster lateriflorus 'Prince'. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM LATERIFLORUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'LITTLE CARLOW'

Asteraceae

Masses of extremely blue flowers Sep-Oct, 1.3m. Easy, It literally hurts the eyes to look at it in flower because the colour is so intense. No trouble. . Bob's score = 10 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'LITTLE DORRIT'

Small pinky flowers. . Bob's score = 5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'NEWSTARS FANTASY'

Asteraceae

Compact plant with profuse rich purple flowers which fade slightly and very attractively Aug-Oct, 30cm. Mildew resistant. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'NEWSTARS GLORY'

Asteraceae

Compact plant with profuse rich violet-purple flowers Aug-Oct, 40cm. Mildew resistant. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'NICHOLAS'

Asteraceae

Mauve flowers, dark spring foliage remains dark green, 75cm. A seedling from 'Little Carlow'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NINETEEN

Asteraceae

Large heads of medium-sized rose-centred lilac flowers Sep-Nov, darkish foliage turns red, 1.2m. Not invasive, no mildew. A seedling from 'Bleke Bet' with S.laterifolium blood in it. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NINETEEN

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'ALMA POTSCHKE'

Asteraceae

Pure red flowers Sep-Oct, 1m. Moist soil, sun or light shade. Mildew-proof. Attractive to butterflies. Very exciting planted with orange heleniums. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'ANN LEYS'

Asteraceae

Double green flowers, the centres with brown undertones Aug-Oct, 80cm. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'BADSEY PINK'

Asteraceae

Full deep pink flowers Aug-Oct 1m, no mildew. Our own seedling. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Badsey Pink'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'BARR'S VIOLET'

Asteraceae

Purple-violet flowers Aug-Oct, 1.5m. Easy. Mildew-proof. Attractive to butterflies. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Barr's Violet'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'BRIGHTNESS'

Asteraceae

Like 'Primrose Upward ie bright magenta but with brownish-orange eyes rather than yellower ones Aug-Oct, 1.2m. Easy. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Brightness'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'DAPPER TAPPER'

Asteraceae

Short neat large-flowered cultivar. Large mauve flowers Aug-Oct, 55cm. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Dapper Tapper'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'HARRINGTON'S PINK'

Asteraceae

Shell pink flowers Aug-Oct, 125cm, mildew proof. Moist soil, sun or half shade. New England asters are naturally bog plants and lose their bottom leaves in dry conditions, attractive to butterflies. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink'. . Bob's score = 5.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'HELEN PICTON'

Asteraceae

Large deep purple flowers Aug-Oct, 1m. Easy. Reckoned to be one of the best. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Helen Picton'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'HERBSTSCHNEE'

Asteraceae

White (grey-white) flowers on a pale plant Aug-Sep, no mildew, 1-2m. Easy. In common with other white flowered plants, the flowers die badly. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Herbstschnee'. . Bob's score = 4.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'JOHN DICKENSON'

Asteraceae

Striking deep purple flowers in elegant open heads Sep-Oct, 1.5-2.5m. Named by Margaret Stone. Full-petalled, clean colours, leafed to bottom. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'LACHSGLUT'

Asteraceae

Striking red flowers like 'Alma Potschke' but slightly paler Aug-Oct, 1.5m. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Lachsglut'. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'LYE END BEAUTY'

Asteraceae

Large purplish pink flowers from dark stems Aug-Oct, mildew-proof, 1.5m. Easy. Attractive to butterflies. Becoming a heritage perennial. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Lye End Beauty'. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'MANDIE'S CHOICE'

Asteraceae

A seedling here. Good slightly bluish pink flowers with neat thickened rows of petals and orange-brown middles Aug-Oct, 1.2m. The flowers don't close at night. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'MARINA WOLKONSKY'

Asteraceae

Dark almost black-violet flowers darken as the season progresses Aug-Oct, 1.2m. Easy. The flowers are darker-centred. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Marina Wolkonsky'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'PINK PARFAIT'

Asteraceae

Large tupperware-pink flowers with deeper edges Aug-Oct 1.2m, no mildew. Our own seedling. Lovely with Macleaya Spetchley Ruby. Attractive to butterflies. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Pink Parfait'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'PRIMROSE UPWARD'

Asteraceae

Medium-large claret-red flowers Aug-Oct, short 60cm or so, A seedling here, probably 'September Ruby' x 'Sayers Croft'. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Primrose Upward'. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'PURPLE DOME'

Asteraceae

Large dense heads of deep purple-violet flowers on a short plant Oct-Nov, 55cm. This is a great pleasure planted next to Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'. No mildew, easy. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'SAYERS CROFT'

Asteraceae

Large true purple daisy flowers Aug-Sep, mildew-proof, 1m. Good soil, sun or light shade. Attractive to butterflies. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'Sayers Croft'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'SEPTEMBER RUBY'

Small ruby red flowers wither easily Aug-Oct, 1m. Easy, no mildew. Synonym Aster novae-angliae 'September Ruby'. . Bob's score = 3.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'VIOLETTE'

Asteraceae

Striking deep violet flowers Sep-Oct, 1.3m RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'WARM THRONG'

Asteraceae

Deep clear violet-purple flowers with brownish orange middles Aug-Oct, 1.2m RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE 'WOW'

Asteraceae

Striking bright purple flowers Sep-Oct, 1.3m RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVAE-ANGLIAE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'AUDREY'

Blue flowers Sept-Oct, 30cm. Open site, good soil. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Audrey'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'BLANDIE'

Lovely creamy-white flowers against dark leaves, 85cm. Good soil, sun or half shade. Mildew prone. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Blandie'. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'CARNIVAL'

Large red-purple double flowers, dark leaves, 60cms. Good soil, sun or light shade. Mildew prone. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Carnival'. . Bob's score = 3 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'CHEQUERS'

Single true violet michaelmas daisy flowers, nice, 60cm. Good soil, sun or part shade, divide regularly. Mildew prone. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Chequers'. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'COOMBE ROSEMARY'

Large double violet-purple flowers, 80cm. Good soil, sun or part shade. Mildew prone. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Coombe Rosemary'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'ERICA'

Large semi-double violet-purple flowers, 75cm. Good soil, sun or part shade. Mildew prone. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Erica'. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'JENNY'

Short plant with thick purple flowers, 40cm. Good soil, sun or half shade. Mildew prone. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Jenny'. . Bob's score = 5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'KRISTINA'

Asteraceae

Pure white double flowers Sep-Oct over sturdy very dark green bushes 45cm. Few mildew problems (because of A.laevis ancestry?). Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Kristina'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'LADY IN BLUE'

Dwarf blue flowered michaelmas daisy, 30cm. Good soil, sun or half shade. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Lady in Blue'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'LASSIE'

Asteraceae

The broad dark-green mildew-free foliage suggests Aster laevis parentage. Shaggy semi-double pink-mauve flowers Aug-Oct, 90cm. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Lassie'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'LITTLE PINK BEAUTY'

Pink flowers Sep-Oct, 35cm. Open site, good soil. Too much mildew. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Little pink Beauty'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'MARIE BALLARD'

Large thick double blue michaelmas daisy flowers, 75cm. Good soil, sun or light shade.Too much mildew. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'ORLANDO'

Big pink semi-double pinky-mauve flowers Aug-Sep (early), 1m. Good soil, sun or half shade. Mildew is a problem. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Orlando'. . Bob's score = 4.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'SHEENA'

Large thick open salmony pink flowers like chrysanths, 1m. Good soil, sun or half shade. Too much mildew. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Sheena'. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'SNOWSPRITE'

Dwarf white michaelmas daisy. Good soil, sun or half shade. 50cm. More or less mildew free in most seasons and a good neat plant. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'Snowsprite'. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'WHITE SWAN'

White semi-double flower ages pink flushed Aug-Sep, 75cm, too much mildew. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'White Swan'. . Bob's score = 4 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII 'WHITE WINGS'

Large shaggy-petalled white flowers, the dying flowers hidden by the developing ones, dark leaves, 80cm. Good soil. Thrown away - mildew prone. Synonym Aster novi-belgii 'White Wings'. . Bob's score = 5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM NOVI-BELGII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM OBLONGIFOLIUM 'FANNY'S'

Asteraceae

Very late blue flowers Oct-Dec (starts with a smattering in Aug), 1.2m. Many favourable comments. Drought tolerant. Synonym Aster oblongifolius 'Fanny's'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM OBLONGIFOLIUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PHOTOGRAPH'

Asteraceae

Luminous pale grey-blue flowers, 1m. Easy. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM

Asteraceae

Airy cream flowers with yellow centres Aug-Oct, 80cm. Clumper. It really is cream. Synonym Aster pilosus. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM 'MONTE CASSINO'

(September flower.) Masses of airy white flowers Sep-Nov, 85cm. Good for cutting, not dry shade. Bred for forcing and not very hardy. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM 'OCTENDGLOREN'

Asteraceae

Large loose heads of delicate pink flowers Sep-Oct, 1m. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM 'PHOEBE'

Strong pinky mauve flowers Aug-Oct, 55cm. Easy. Synonym Symphyotrichum pilosum 'Phoebe'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM 'PINK STAR'

Delicate pink-mauve flowers in open sprays Aug-Oct, good for cutting, unusual, 1m. Easy. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM VAR.PRINGLEI 'PINK CUSHION'

Asteraceae

Starry strong purple-pink flowers Sep-Oct, 35cm only. Synonym Aster pilosus 'Pink Cushion'. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM PILOSUM var.PRINGLEI

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PINWHEEL'

Asteraceae

Pale grey-purple pinwheel flowers with pale creamy-yellow centres that turn pink Sep-Oct, Lovely healthy narrow dark green foliage, 60cm. A seedling here. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PIXIE DARK EYE'

Asteraceae

This is an unusually clear and well coloured relatively mildew-free ericoides hybrid. Profuse medium-small prettily held deep red-purple flowers with rosy middles Sep-Oct, 80cm. Good cut flower. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PIXIE RED EYE'

Asteraceae

This is an unusually clear and well coloured mildew-free ericoides hybrid. Profuse small prettily held deep red-purple flowers with soft neutral middles Sep-Oct, 55cm. . Bob's score = 9.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PORZELLAN'

Asteraceae

Stiffly upright stems have pale grey-indigo flowers Aug-Oct, very dark green foliage 1m. Little or no mildew. Nice. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PRAIRIE PURPLE'

Asteraceae

Neat clumps of purple flowers with dark foliage Aug-Oct, 85cm. this is the child of great parents S.'Arcturus' and S..'Little Carlow'. The yellow eyes quickly turn orange. . Bob's score = 10 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PRAIRIE SKY'

Asteraceae

RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'PRIMROSE PATH'

Asteraceae

Pretty lilac flowers with soft maroon-purple centres in open sprays Aug-Nov, finally with lovely red foliage, 75cm initially but settles down to 30cm. Looks like Symphyotrichum x Eurybia schreberi which would explain its dry shade tolerance Charles Oliver . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'RINGDOVE'

Asteraceae

Cascades of very pretty grey-lavender flowers Sep-Oct, 85cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SAMOA'

Asteraceae

Compact plant, heads of red-purple flowers Sep-Oct, neat, 30cm. More or less mildew-free. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SEA SPRAY'

Asteraceae

Pretty sprays of lilac flowers with soft purple middles Oct-Nov, 65cm. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SERENDIPITY'

A seedling from Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow' selected here. Larger even bluer flowers, shorter at 50cm. Easy No mildew.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SOFT LASS'

Asteraceae

Mildew-free white-flowered seedling from S.laevis 'White Climax' but shorter, earlier and equally invasive. White flowers Sep-Oct, 90cm. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM SPEYRER HERBTSTWOGE

Asteraceae

Arching flower spikes with pale blue flowers Sep-Oct. Probably a hybrid between S.laevis and S.lateriflorus. Andreas Kirschenlohr. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM SPEYRER HERBTSTWOGE

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SUNHELENE'

Asteraceae

A new relatively mildew-free hybrid. Delightful neat double mauve-blue flowers which make a perfect picture with adjacent unopened greyish green buds Aug-Oct, 60cm. Good cut flower. Like S.'Marie Ballard' without the mildew. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SUNPLUM'

Asteraceae

This is an unusually clear and well coloured relatively mildew-free ericoides hybrid bred in Israel. Profuse small prettily held deep red-purple flowers with greenish yellow middles Aug-Oct, 80cm. PVR - unlicensed propagation for resale prohibited. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SUNQUEEN'

Asteraceae

A new relatively mildew-free ericoides hybrid. Delightful neat purple flowers Sep-Oct, 55cm. Good cut flower. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'SUPERSTAR'

Asteraceae

Classy pink flowers Sep-Oct, tall, 1.5-2m. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'TONGA'

Asteraceae

Mildew resistant, semi-double rosy-mauve flowers with orange centres Aug-Oct, 80cm. . Bob's score = 6.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM TRADESCANTII

Asteraceae

Late white flowers Oct-Nov, 125cm. Any soil, sun or light shade. No mildew. There are better late-flowering whites. Synonym Aster tradescantii. . Bob's score = 6.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM TRADESCANTII

SYMPHYOTRICHUM TURBINELLUM FORM 1

Asteraceae

Lavender daisy flowers held in wiry sprays with purple stems, whole plant with a greyish bloom, Sep-Nov, 1m. Easy and lovely. Synonym Aster turbinellus. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM TURBINELLUM form 1

SYMPHYOTRICHUM TURBINELLUM FORM 2

Asteraceae

Lavender daisy flowers held in wiry sprays Sep-Nov, 1m. Easy and lovely. This form has greener foliage than form 1. Synonym Aster turbinellus. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM TURBINELLUM form 2

SYMPHYOTRICHUM TURBINELLUM HYBRID

Asteraceae

Lavender-blue flowers on a lovely airy see-through plant Aug-Oct, 120cm. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H6 .

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM TURBINELLUM hybrid

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'VASTERIVAL'

Asteraceae

Attractive wiry purple-black stems, grey-green foliage and good mauve flowers with white shaded middles Oct-Nov, 60cm. Easy.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'WHITE CLIMAX'

Asteraceae

Mildew-free, late icy green-centred white flowers which are very frost resistant and great bee and butterfly food Oct-Dec, 2m. Spreader but pulls up easily. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM

SYMPHYOTRICHUM X AMETHYSTINUM

Asteraceae

A natural hybrid between Aster ericoides and A. novae-angliae found in Midwest Canada and USA. Lavender daisies Sep-Oct, 60cm. Easy. Synonym Aster x amethystinus. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM x AMETHYSTINUM



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