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By Andrewr

Berkshire, England Eng

I'm looking for a hardy aster with blue flowers. Most of those that use the word 'blue' in the description are actually mauve. Does anyone grow a true blue aster please?

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Hi Andrew, I don't actually have these, but I think these may be what you're looking for.
A cordifolius, A fricartii 'wunder von stafa', A novi belgii 'blue gown'
A novi belgii 'Marie Ballard', A novii belgii ' professor Anton Kippenberg', Derek.

4 Oct, 2014


Aster Autumn Jewels 'Sapphire' is a true blue colour and hardy.

4 Oct, 2014


Hi, Aster Sunhelene is like a mildew resistant Marie Ballard and Aster Blue Danube (which is v similar to Blue Eyes) is very blue too, but I find most of the Blues start blue in bud but get sl mauve as they age.

8 Oct, 2014


Thank you all for your suggestions. I think all 'blue' asters look OK until you put them beside a real blue flower, then they look mauve.

8 Oct, 2014

How do I say thanks?

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