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Michaelmas daisy:

see asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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Michaelmas daisy

Brit any of various plants of the genus Aster that have small autumn-blooming purple, pink, or white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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Michaelmas daisies are sufficient in themselves to furnish an autumn flower border.
Clouds of early Michaelmas daisies provide complementary contrasts to the all-pervading glow from golds and reds.
If delphiniums and michaelmas daisies were boxed up in he autumn remove them from the cold frame and place in the greenhouse to provide material for cuttings.
n Check for powdery mildew and other diseases on plants including Michaelmas daisies, lilies and peonies.
Helenium and michaelmas daisies tend to grow out in concentric circles leaving a woody old base at the centre - think of a pebble in a pond sending out ripples - the outer ones are the fresh growth you want to harvest while discarding the central woody base.
Michaelmas daisies cover the blue through purple to pink end of the spectrum, making fine contrasts with the yellows and oranges that abound now.
Big spikey blue eryngiums and clouds of early Michaelmas daisies provide complementary contrasts to the golds, yellows, oranges and reds.
Lasting colour: | The show must go on and flowers like Michaelmas daisies, below can help Lasting colour: | The show must go on and flowers like Michaelmas daisies, below can help
Michaelmas daisies - as they're so often referred to, are such a splendid group of plants - providing colour and gaiety right into late autumn.
I tend to repeat plant the tall white versions (Aster novae-belgii 'Blandie', which grows to 1.2m) in larger beds, which break up the many burnt reds and oranges you start to see at this time of year, but Michaelmas daisies, or asters, as they are also known, come in a range of colours.
Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of perennials including rudbeckias, Michaelmas daisies and heleniums
Tennyson dwelt on this season of soggy bedding and mildewed Michaelmas daisies just long enough to describe it as "a sick man's room...