Asters are a popular daisy-like flower that have grown wild since ancient times.
The Asters name is derived from the Latin word for star, and they are commonly known as Michaelmas daisies. Asters feature in several Greek and Roman god myths, the ancient Greeks also believed that asters would repel snakes and serve as an antidote to their venom.
The meaning of the Aster flower differs depending on the presentation, but it’s common meanings are patience, love of variety, elegance, daintiness and afterthought.
Asters have simple linear to lance-shaped leaves that are sometimes hairy and/or serrated along the edges. They make cheerful arrangements with similar shaped cut flowers such as roses, daisies and chrysanthemums. The Asters in the product image have been styled in the Montrose vase which you can add to your order. Asters have a minimum stem length of 40cm.
Most species have erect stems topped with massed compound flower heads of small to medium-sized daisies in a wide range of colours, including white, pink, and blue. The colours currently available to purchase reflect the best quality available this season.