Lavender-blue daisies blend beautifully with many roses, creating scenes that shine with living color. Here, the fragrant, fully double blossoms of English Rose 'Wisley 2008', bred by David Austin, agreeably combine their pure soft pink rosettes with one of the most popular asters today, Aster x frikartii 'Monch'. This hybrid Aster combines the large flowers of Aster amellus (Italian Aster) with the long blooming season (up to 8 weeks) of Aster thomsonii (Himilayan Aster). Filled with blue-violet blooms surrounding showy yellow-orange centers that flower from summer through fall, this billowing perennial weaves and knits well with companion plants such as roses. What a nice backdrop for any rose's portrait!
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Wisley 2008' & Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
Perennial Combinations, Rose Combinations, Summer Borders, Planting Roses, Rose Gardening, Designing with Roses, English Roses
* Picture is courtesy of David Austin
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
|Hardiness||5 – 9|
|Heat Zones||5 – 8|
|Climate Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 20, 22, 23, 24|
|Season of Interest||
|Soil Type||Chalk, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Characteristics||Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs|
|Garden Styles||City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden|