The Gardener's Guide to Growing Asters

Author(s): Paul Picton


Asters, or Michaelmas daisies, are popular for their late flowering habit and daisy-type blooms in a range of pink-to-purple colours. This book offers a wide-ranging study of the genus. It is a comprehensive guide to growing asters containing details of their history, botany and cultivation from all over the world. It includes text and photographs for easy identification of species and cultivars, and advice on the way to promote asters to their full potential - even to producing specimens for showing. Hints on pest control and diseases are also included.


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Introduction to the genus; history; botany; the New York aster (aster novi-belgii); the New England aster (aster novae-angliae); the Italian starwort and its hybrids (aster amellus and aster x frikartii); the small flowered aster group; asters from North America; asters from Europe and Asia; asters in the USA; asters in continental Europe. Appendices: where to see asters; where to buy asters.

General Fields

  • : 9780715318850
  • : david
  • : david
  • : February 2004
  • : 240mm X 180mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 70 colour photographs, 15 line illustrations, bibliography, index
  • : 160
  • : 635.93399
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Paul Picton