How to grow Aster amellus

Aster amellus grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Aster also known as European Michaelmas-daisy, Aster amellus perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant for the flowers and it’s drought tolerant, can be used as cut flower and attracted pollinators, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a and with right care in hardiness zone 10b

Leaves color green in linear shape.

Aster amellus flower

Flower color purple, pink or white, the inner part colors can be yellow, orange or pink in daisy shape, the flowers can grow in high density.

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How to grow Aster amellus growing and care:

Moist, well-drained soil, better to put fertilizer 2-3 times a year once in the spring for growth, and for bloom in the end of the spring to early summer possible also in the autumn

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction, Vegetative Reproduction – start by cutting for stems put the stem, better peat soil but possible other soil like potting mix, take care to have moist soil and high humidity, better to start cutting in the spring but possible to do it as long as the temperature above 25C (77F)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but in order to get specific color start by cutting will ensure the color, also it’s not hard to start from cuttings

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring to Summer in hardiness zone 3-10a, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10b

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design, better to prune the dead flowers and also mature flowers, it’s increase that chance to get another wave of flowers

Size of the plant?
0.6-1.2m, 24-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water to average amount of water, the plant can grow in drought tolerant condition but prefer regular amount

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in hardiness zone 10b only in half shade)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 200%, use potting mix or peat soil with perlite and mix it with hummus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day, drainage of the soil is important and need to make enough holes.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Daisy shape flower in purple, pink or white colors, the inner part colors can be yellow, orange or pink

Scientific name:

Aster amellus

Alternative names: Aster elegans, European Michaelmas-daisy

How to grow Aster amellus

Aster amellus


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9