Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Prince’
Rich purple, fluffy double blooms steal the show in autumn.
Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Prince’ brings vivid autumn flowers, together with tough hardiness.
As an added bonus the flowers are long lasting cut in a vase.
(See “Growing” section below for plant details and growing advice)
Tough and easy grower
Aster novae-angliae is robust, tough and hardy.
It gets to a respectable size, and fast.
Providing a blast of beautiful blooms to wherever it is planted in the first season, and an even more prolific show in the following years.
Multiple plants can be used together if a greater spread or display is needed.
Where to use in the garden
Plant in Full Sun to Part Shade, A tough, easy and frost hardy option.
They thrive in rocky soil, shallow and poor soils or gravel gardens.
These conditions mimic their native habitats.
Sadly they do not enjoy humid climates but love an open, airy spot.
Growing: Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Prince’
– Height with flowers: Flowers are on top of 75cm stems.
– Width: 50cm. diameter approx. spread.
– Position: Full Sun, though will appreciate a little Part Shade in very hot areas.
– Soil: Well adapted to poorer, rocky or sandy soils and gravel gardens.
– Fragrance: None.
– Frost: Very frost hardy, even in severe frost areas to below -10C.
– Growth: Perennial groundcover but not invasive.
– Beneficial to wildlife: Attractive to bees, butterflies as well as other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Very easy, hardy, low maintenance plants only needing a shear to the socks to tidy up after flowering.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Although they are not totally immune, Asters are not high on the menu for rabbits and deer.
– Origin: Most Asters are native to mountain ranges in Europe, with some outriders of the family in North America and even Asia.