Aster. 'Goliath' (Dwarf Aster)
Asters are gorgeous reliable flowering plants that come back year after year.
These are adorable dwarfs are just a few cm tall with bold purple flowers almost as large as the plant.
They like full sun and grow well in beds and borders as well as containers
Long flowering season spring through summer
They are tolerant to full sun or part shade and most soil types. are frost and drought hardy.
The plants are dormant in spring as just roots then grow a carpet of leaves through summer which give rise to the flower spikes in autumn before going pack into dormancy over winter. So depending on the time of year ordered these may vary in appearance.
Plants will be shipped in a 9cm pot.
Upon arrival unpack and water place in a cool semi shady spot to allow to recover from shipping. After a day or two these can be planted out. Dig a hole the size of the pot and fill with water. Sprinkle a handful of slow release food granules into the hole (this is optional but will give the plants an added boost and can be purchased with your order) soak the plant pot and remove the whole plant and its soil in one place directly into the hole back firm and firm in well to ensure their are no air pockets. Water in. Should the weather be hot during planting further watering may be necessary. Otherwise simply enjoy and trim back old flowers head once they have gone over.