Wonderful plants for the flower bed: asters
The garden cushion aster 'snow cushion' is a striking perennial. This autumn flower with its beautiful white flowers is very eye-catching and a real enrichment for the garden. It also combines well with other garden plants to create a striking contrast in the garden. Do you have a space available in full sun or partial shade for an autumn flower? Then the aster is a perfect match. Make sure that there is enough space for the plant to develop well. Plants with which the aster can be combined well are, for example, ornamental grasses These are often at their best in autumn. The showy Fat Hen Brilliant is also a good plant to have near the Garden Cushion Aster'Snow Cushion'. In terms of colour and flowering time, they go well together.
Asterns bring bees and butterflies to the garden
The aster with its numerous flowers is a popular garden plant, if only to attract many bees to the garden. This early plant blooms in autumn, when many garden plants have already stopped flowering. Since there are fewer flowers in autumn, there is also less nectar.
The wild bee has a hard time surviving. It is becoming increasingly rare in our gardens and in nature. If you plant many bee-friendly garden plants, you help the bees. Butterflies also love this plant. So the aster is highly recommended if you want to do something good for nature.
In the Border or the Kübel
When planting, make sure there is enough space for your Aster dumosus 'snow cushion’. If the plants have too little space, they will form fewer flowers and become unstable. You can cut the aster back to 10 cm above the ground in spring. Make sure there is no more frost. If an unwanted stem appears during the flowering period, you can simply remove it. The aster is hardy and can therefore be left in the garden over winter without any problems. If you have planted an aster in a pot, we recommend that you protect it additionally from heavy frost.