(Aster diplostephioides)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Aster diplostephioides
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    This plant is said to have medicinal properties, but no details were given in the report[145].

    The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency[241]. Antidote, febrifuge, haemostatic and tonic, they are used in the treatment of infectious fevers, influenza, nose bleeds, poisoning, sores from environmental poisoning and an inability to stretch or contract the limbs[241].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow in spring in a cold frame. Do not allow the compost to become dry. Pre-chilling the seed for two weeks can improve germination rates[134]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks at 20¡c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200].
Succeeds in most good garden soils[1], preferring one that is well-drained and moisture retentive[200]. Prefers a sunny position[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], it grows well in a rock garden[1]. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200].
E. Asia – Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim

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