Symphyotrichum leave 'Calliope'Symphyotrichum leave 'Calliope'

Symphyotrichum laeve ‘Calliope’

Symphyotrichum leave ‘Calliope’ (what was Aster ‘Calliope’) has rich lavender blue flowers in October contrasting with dark maroon flushed stems and leaves. Needs to be kept in check as it is vigorous and spreading, though this is easily done with a sharp spade in Spring. We do stake this tall cultivar at 180cm in height. Glorious backlit by late season Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silberfeder’ in Autumn.

£6.30£7.30

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Plant type

Herbaceous Perennials

Genus

Aster, Symphyotrichum

Height

1.5m +

Colour

Blue/lilac/mauve, Purple/maroon

Aspect

Full sun, Partial shade

Season of interest

Autumn

Soil type

Chalk/lime, Free draining/sand, Heavy clay, Improved clay, Loam

Pollinator

Yes

Planting style

Cottage, Naturalistic