I bought 3 aster "Victoria" from my local Homebase for the princely sum of £1.97 each.
The pots state that they are annual plants "for one season only" but I thought asters were perennial. A search on t'internet doesn't seem to help. Can anyone advise me please?
Some info here
Appears to be a Aster novi-belgii cultivar, so care will be the same. Some info here -
Last edited: 19 September 2016 13:11:48
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Quite a lot of plants are mis-sold. If they sell perennials as annuals to people who don't know or don't look them up, then they will get thrown out, and then they will be able to sell more next year.
If they sell annuals as perennials, which also happens, then people often blame themselves when they die, when it was not actually their fault, and may try again, another sale!
That said, asters are fairly boring for the time they are not flowering, and modern gardens are very small, so those with more money than space may be quite happy to treat them as annuals.
Last edited: 19 September 2016 13:32:26
Thanks both, much appreciated
We always had thousands (!) of them and I know they're perennial and rather indestructible. I grew up amongst my mother's "stars" (Aster is the Greek word for star; the Latin is Stella - Carol was a tad wrong to call it Latin ) and always loved them. They're so lovely.