Herbaceous perennials;stem erect;inflorescence - a basket;ligulate flowers of various shapes and colors, tubular - yellow;fruit achene.Astra Alpine ♦ Plant height up to 50 cm;stem pubescent;basal leaves oblong-kovidnye shovels, pubescent, stem - alternate, small, narrowly lanceolate (almost linear);single basket, used to refer to the diameter;blooms in May and June.Varieties differ in color, are the most common: "Al-ba" - white;"Dushsle Chenet" - dark purple;"Go-bra" - light purple;"Ruber" - pink-red and other Italian Astra * Plant height and 60 cm.;gustoopushёnny stalk;Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, entire;baskets are collected in loose flaps, each diameter of 4 cm;Flowers in July-October.The most common varieties: 'Henry clintonite "- light pink;"Dwarf" - Purple;"Rose" - pink, etc. ♦ Astra bushy plant height up to 50 cm.stem myagkoopushёnny, silnovetvisty;lanceolate leaves;baskets are collected in loose flaps, each diameter of 3 cm;blooms from mid-September to late October.The most c
«Shpetroze" - dark pink.New England Aster * Plant height up to 2 m;stems numerous, silnovetvyaschiesya;leaves lanceolate, rough;baskets are collected in the thick brush on the 25 - 30 pieces, each up to 4 cm in diameter;blooms in September.
The most common varieties: "Leopard Pink" - red;"Dr. Eckener" - red-purple;. "Constance" - dark purple, etc. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii * Plant height up to 150 cm;stem glabrous or pubescent, silnovetvisty;leaves oblong-lanceolate;baskets in paniculate inflorescences up to 2 cm in diameter each;blooms in September.The most common varieties: 'Amethyst' - Semi-double, dark purple;"Brichvud Rayel '- purplish red;"Otorberfest" - Semi-double blue;"Saturn." - Blue and other undemanding plant.
humidity requirements: without the expressed preferences;optimal constant moderate humidity, in periods of drought needs irrigation.
requirements to heat and light: prefers sunny places, but can grow in partial shade.
to soil requirements: any other than highly acidic and highly alkaline, but prefers loamy soils.
Propagation: seed (sown in open ground), dividing the forges, cuttings.
Features: resistant to bad weather conditions, pests and diseases.At one place can grow for about six years.
Usage: beds, borders, rock gardens;often - for cutting.