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Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Plenty'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2010

Introduced by
Shropshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Bred in the 1940's by Ernest Ballard at Old Court Nurseries, Herefordshire.

Verification
Purchased in 2003 from reputable nurseryman and description matches that of Dutch/Czech nurseries supplying this plant.

Brief description of plant
Clump-forming herbaceous perennial.

Height x Spread
75cm x 60cm

Flowers
Large (4cm) light lavender-blue with a yellow centre

Foliage
Dark green lanceolate leaves.

Flowering Time
August - Sept

Soil type
Any moisture-retentive soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
May be affected by powdery mildew in dry weather.

Cultivation
Best in a sunny position. Growth may be taller and require staking in shadier spots.

Propagation
Divide established clumps or take rooted stem cuttings from edge of clump.


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