Visited Upton House (National Trust), which holds the National collection of Asters, on 2 October.
Small White on plant in pot. September 3.
Comma butterflies in my Wiltshire garden. 28 September 1999.
Grew some Michaelmas Daisies from seed when living in Wiltshire and these attracted Comma and Red Admiral butterflies.
Have bought several Michaelmas Daisies from Garden Centres as plants since moving to Cirencester. I have a good clump of white-flowered short ones but no butterflies on them. In 2003 I bought another Michaelmas Daisy and, as the image above shows, it attracted a Small White whilst still in the pot.
Plant Type: perennial
Flowers in September
Height: variable (60-90cm or more)
Tall species require staking.
Prefers sunny spot with well-drained soil but needs adequate moisture throughout the summer. Prone to mildew.