with over 250 species provides us with
many plants suitable for the rock garden.
Without doubt the most widely grown is the
ubiquitous alpine Aster
the European Alps, which is easy to cater
for in the garden and is of course a very
in June when most spring Alpines are on
the wane, it nevertheless seems to have
lost some of its popularity amongst
present day gardeners. Forms of A.
vary in height, size or colour of flower.
The 2014 seed exchanges listed ten
different colours or cultivars including albus,