Alpinis astras – Aster alpinus

Alpinis astras

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameAlpinis astras
Latin plant nameAster alpinus L.
English plant nameAlpine Aster
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Borders
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
  • violet
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitylittle decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupshort-lived perennial (grown 2-4 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: scrub division and seeds, scrub division, cuttings. During the Spring flowering aster matures seeds. 600 - 800 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 5 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown after picking up in beds outdoors in Spring (June). Seeds germinate within 12-14 days. Scrub could be divided from April till October. Aster is propagated by scrub division and seeds, grows at different speed and has different blooming time. Better to propagate by cuttings. Spring aster is propagated between May and June.

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