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Aster alpinus 'Dunkle Shone' (Dark Beauty)

More About Aster alpinus Dunkle Shone ('Dark Beauty')

  • Low-growing ground cover with green foliage
  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Short-lived perennial, sustaining itself through self-seeding
  • Fluffy seed heads appear after the flowers are finished
  • Suitable for rock gardens or front borders
  • Cultivar of the native Aster alpinus
  • Bloom Time: Late spring throughout the summer

Zone:

5

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Violet
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Alpine Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in a moderately fertile, average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun or light shade. Alpine asters may develop foliar diseases if placed in hot, humid sites with poor air circulation. They flourish in cooler summers. 


Aster alpinus Dunkle Shone ('Dark Beauty') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Compact

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging