One might think that Aster ‘Ostrich Plume’ looks a tad too flouncy for a Higgledy shaped chap but oh no no no, ‘Ostrich Plume’ is a darling in the vases at Higgledy Towers. ‘Ostrich Plume’ is like Barbara Cartland on a stem. Shear colourful bonkersness. The Victorians shared my opinion, and gardens up and down the nation would have a patch they would cut for the house.
The blooms are quilled, large and double. The colours I have heard described as being ‘boudoir’, which seems fitting. Dusky pinks and saucy mauves….with some crimson and whites thrown in.
Growing ‘Ostrich Plume’ is straight forward. She is a half hardy annual (Click link if you need an explanation.) So March to May is your sowing window. Keep the seedlings well away from a frost.