This post is the latest in a series of articles on the fall astrách. Complements previous hybrid varieties, which are, especially in the last period, an important part of the range.
Aster 'Anja's Choice'
Newer perspective variety of Dutch breeder Piet Oudolf. Pale purple flowers with a diameter of around 2,5 cm, thick compact tuft fixed straight stems grow to a height of about 1 when 1,2 m and have a very nice habit. It belongs to late varieties, suitable for flowerbeds and to cut.
Aster 'Coombe Fishacre'
It was founded around the year 1920 probably crossing And. lateriflorus s And. ericoides or And. new-belgii. Pale pink-purple tongues of flowers have a diameter of about 1,8 cm, their targets with aging changes in purple. It is middle late varieties, form a strong compact clumps. Apply in záhonových plantations, excelling particularly in larger groups, it can also be used in containers, It is also suitable for cut flowers. He was awarded the AGM.
Vyšlechtil Piet Oudolf (Netherlands). Lavender flowers reach a diameter around 3 cm, tongue-florets are based on markedly lighter. Richly branched stems with short twigs shapely forms compact clumps pyramid-shaped high of about 1,2 m. It belongs to late varieties, used on beds, It is also good to cut.
And. New-England a And. ericoides not among the species, which are easy to freely cross, long resisted and attempted intentional hybridization. In 1990 with Ron Watts succeeded in crossing And. New-England 'Andenken an Alma Pötschke' a And. ericoides 'White Heather', of which produced two seedlings. Lepší z nich dostal jméno 'Kylie' (po Kylie Macdonalds, granddaughter breeder). Properties inherited this variety from both parents – harshly hairy surface plants, smaller flowers and abundant flowering. Flowers on average around 1 cm are light pink, aging changes color, so flowering stalks look very interesting. Plants are high about 1,2 m, stems are relatively thin and have a tendency to lodging. It is especially in group plantings. He was awarded the AGM.
Aster 'Little Carlow'
This is a hybrid derived from And. cordifolius, but has in itself also blood And. new-belgii, which in some years reflected in a higher attack by mildew (vyšlechtila Mrs. Thornely). Bright lavender-blue flowers reach about 2,5 cm diameter. It is medium late, strong tuft as high as 1,2 m. He was awarded the AGM.
Aster 'Little Dorrit'
Blooms bright light purple pink, flowers reach a diameter around 2,5 cm. form strong, about 1,2 m tall tufts of short twigs. Was probably crossing And. cordifolius a And. new-belgii, looks out 80 % as And. new-belgii, but has smaller flowers and inflorescence better habitus. Vyšlechtila Isabel Allen, England.
Aster foetidissimum – hybrid, vyšlechtil jej Piet Oudolf (Netherlands). Medium purple-pink flowers with a diameter of about 2,5 cm bloom in erect inflorescences branched particularly in the upper portion. It is middle late varieties, blooms relatively long, They last a long time in the same place without transplanting. Thick clumps nepoléhají, They grow to a height of around 1,2 m. Suitable for beds, to cut, or even in containers. He was awarded the AGM.
Aster 'Pink Star'
Variety richly blooming pink medium-sized flowers, He has a very nice habit. Plants grow to a height of about 1,2 m and consists of upright tufts sturdy stems. It is probably derived from And. foetidissimum, podobá se odrůdě 'Ochtendgloren' and according to some authors, her identical. (Also avoid confusion with the older variety of the same name And. ericoides).
Also, this variety comes from the workshop of breeding breeder Piet Oudolf. Compact, about 1 m tall tufts fixed, well-branched stems carry a slight whitish flowers with blue accents.
Aster 'Snow Flurry' (syn. 'Snowflurry', 'Connecticut Snow Flurry')
The origin of perhaps the most popular varieties in recent years has not yet been fully elucidated. In Europe came from the US thanks to Beth Chatto, původně pod názvem 'Prostratus'. In literature and catalogs we find it incorporated under the name And. spread, but also as And. lateriflorus, And. vimineus. Compact low clumps subject with woody stems and twigs are short in time of flowering directly sprinkled with tiny, about 1,3 cm large white flowers with yellow target. It belongs to late varieties, shoots are up 40 cm long, but poléhají, Therefore, the only high tufts 10 when 15 cm. It is mainly used as a ground cover, form dense carpets strewn with flowers. Very nice work stems from drooping wall, apply also in containers. He was awarded the AGM.
* AGM (Award of Garden Merit) – valuation, English awarded by the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society excellent varieties.
The article was published on the website of the Association Czech perenářů courtesy magazine Zahrádkář.