Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’


Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murazaki’ in a 9cm pot.

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Aster ageratoides, commonly known as the China aster, is a beautiful and hardy herbaceous perennial that is popular in UK gardens. This plant is a member of the aster family and is prized for its delicate, daisy-like flowers and attractive, lance-shaped leaves. China aster produces tall, slender stems that can reach up to 1m in height. The flowers are a favourite of bees and other pollinators and can add vertical interest and colour to a border or container. As a low-maintenance, clump-forming plant, China aster is an excellent choice for adding interest and beauty to a garden. It is also a valuable addition to a cottage garden, where its delicate flowers and foliage can complement other old-fashioned favourites like roses and delphiniums. Aster ageratoides has a long history of medicinal use. The plant was traditionally used to treat a range of ailments, including fever, respiratory issues, and digestive complaints. However, it is important to note that the plant can be toxic if ingested in large quantities, so caution should be taken when handling it. Overall, Aster ageratoides is a charming and versatile addition to any UK garden. Its delicate flowers, attractive foliage, and easy care requirements make it an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels of experience.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Aster ‘Ezo Murasaki’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’ can grow to a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.5m.
  • Did You Know That:Aster ageratoides is native to Asia, where it grows in meadows, woodland edges, and other open areas.

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

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Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’ is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’ prefers a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.


Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’ should be cut back after it finishes flowering will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’ can have problems with slugs and snails, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as verticillium wilt, powdery mildews and grey moulds.

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