Symphyotrichum x ‘Vasterival’

Good for pollinators
Common Name : Michelmas daisy 'Vasterival'Family : AsteraceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 1-1.5 metresSpread : 1.5-2.5 metresFlower colour : LavenderFlowering from : Septemberto SeptemberFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Autumn

This was named for Princess Sturdza’s garden at Le Vasterival in France and that should be recommendation enough. Neither pink nor lavender but firmly positioned in that descriptive Bermuda Triangle of the in-between which allows it to mingle effortlessly with a broad palette of colors. A vigorous grower to 5′ with deep royal plum coloured stems and flowers for weeks in September.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: P16-P17