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Asters in 1914

Trials of Asters in Sutton's Experimental Grounds at reading in 1914

Trials of Asters in Sutton’s Experimental Grounds at reading in 1914

Back in 1914 Asters were hugely popular with 46 varieties listed in that year’s catalogue taking 6 whole pages.

Sutton’s Ostrich Plume was a key variety – “An extremely graceful Aster with large, loose, feathery heads, unrivalled for table decoration. The branching habit makes this a conspicuous border plant.” The beautiful illustration plate (see below) shows just 4 of the 9 colours available.

The good news is that Suttons still supply this variety in a mix of colours, click here for details.

Aster seeds can be sown outdoors in April and May to flower in late summer.

The simply stunning Ostrich Plume Asters

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