Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Plenty'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Bred in the 1940’s by Ernest Ballard at Old Court Nurseries, Herefordshire.
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
Large (4cm) light lavender-blue with a yellow centre
Dark green lanceolate leaves.
August - Sept
Any moisture-retentive soil.
Full sun or part-shade
Pests and diseases
May be affected by powdery mildew in dry weather.
Best in a sunny position. Growth may be taller and require staking in shadier spots.
Divide established clumps or take rooted stem cuttings from edge of clump.