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Aster 'Little Carlow' (Cordifolius Hybrid)

Symphyotrichum 'Little Carlow', Michaelmas Daisy 'Little Carlow', Aster cordifolius 'Little Carlow'


Among the most fashionable Michaelmas daisies of the moment, award-winning Aster 'Little Carlow' is a lovely hybrid between Aster cordifolius and Aster novi-belgii. This attractive perennial plant produces masses of single flowers, 1 in. wide (2 cm), with lavender-blue petals and bright golden-yellow centers. Borne on soft stems, their gentle color blends with almost any other color in the garden. Healthy, 'Little Carlow' forms a dense clump of dark green leaves, which reach to the ground.

  • Blooming for weeks from late summer to fall, this eye-catching beauty easily enlivens any sunny corner of the garden.
  • Grows with a bushy habit, up to 3 ft. tall (90 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm). May need staking
  • Thrives in part shade in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Will tolerate well-drained soil in full sun. Rabbit and deer resistant!
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Vital ingredient of late summer and fall borders, cottage gardens, prairies or butterfly gardens. Asters are also valued for the excellent quality of their cut flowers.
  • Asters are a great source of nectar for butterflies and are a must if you are trying to attract birds or butterflies!
  • Propagate by division in spring. Cut back in late fall.
  • Generally pest free. May suffer Verticillium wilt, powdery mildews and grey moulds

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asters
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asters
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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