A small size aster, well known to rock gardeners, with large blue-violet ray flowers on the margin and yellow flowers in the center. It flowers from May to June. Very attractive for the butterflies and not only.
This is the aster to be grown in a rockery or at the edge of a flower border; you don’t have to worry it will take over the place. An unpretentious but desirable species for any rock garden.
Seeds are from a cultivated plant but the picture was taken in the Carpathian Mts. and the combination with Dianthus petraeus and Anthyllis vulneraria is quite inspirational!
Germination: sow in late fall or early spring.