Specie: A. amellus
Aster- from Latin for "star"
Aster, Monte Cassino, Michaelmas Daisy
Name in Latin: Asteraceae
Name in English: Aster, Daisy or Sunflower family
Origin: European Mountains
Growth Habit: perennial herbaceous, stem erect and branched
Flower: numerous small daisy-like flowers in double or singles; clustered racemes, corymbs or panicles, purple
Blooming Period: June to October
Leaf: small needle like , numerous basal leaves are obovate and petiolated- cauline are alternate and sessile- increasingly narrower and lanceolate.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 6-10 days
Amount of water: moderate
Nutrition: hydrate in warm water, floral preservative/ food
Special handling: Not ethylene sensitive. Remove all foliage below water line.