The alpine asters are short, clump-forming perennials, with large daisy flowers, usually pink or pale purple with yellow centres. Their stature and liking for well-drained soil make them obvious rock garden species. They include the European species Aster alpinus, and many other species from North America and Asia.
Aster tongolensis is a lovely daisy with long narrow purple petals, and a big bright orange-yellow centre.
||9 cm pot|
||open, sunny position|
||any good, garden soil|
||6 - 20 cm|