October 20th

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Autumn Rose’. Always one of the last traditional MIchaelmas Daisies to come into flower during mid to late October.
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Climax’

‘Climax’ is one of the oldest novi-belgii cultivars in the collection. It was introduced in 1906 by Edwin Beckett, who was the head gardener for the Hon. Vicary Gibbs, at Aldenham in Hertfordshire.

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii ‘Beauty of Colwall’

‘Beauty of Colwall’ was raised by Ernest Ballard in 1905. He entered his plant in a 1907 trial of “asters” held by the RHS. Over 300 named varieties were grown and ‘Beauty of Colwall’ was the only one to receive a “First Class Certificate”.

Symphyotrichum ‘Ochtendgloren’ one of the first in a new range of modern “michaelmas daisies” with sprays of small flowers, originally derived from plants bred for the cut flower industry.
Symphyotrichum turbinellum ‘Leaflet’
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Chloe’
Symphyotrichum cordifolium ‘Silver Spray’
Symphyotrichum cordifolium ‘Elegans’. The Michaelmas Daisies with smaller flowers are at their best in October. They mostly form graceful clumps and are derived from many different species.
Symphyotrichum turbinellum
Euonymus alatus ‘Timber Creek’
Viburnum furcatum (right)
Cornus ‘Eddies White Wonder’
Acer griseum
Photinia davidiana
Actea simplex
Euonymus grandiflorus
Acer palmatum – 60 years old
Sorbus ‘Leonard Messel’