What is Kongiku
Kongiku (scientific name: Aster microcephalus var. Ovatus 'Hortensis') is hardy perennial plant of Asteraceae genus. A lot of small flowers made of dark blue purple tongue-shaped flowers and yellow tubular flowers bloom in autumn. Leaves are lanceolate in green. It is a garden cultivar of No-kongiku (nobukari chrysanthemum, scientific name: Aster microcephalus var. Ovatus), but flower color is blue than flower No-kongiku (A. ovatus), with flowers is better. It is also similar to Yomena (scientific name: Aster yomena), whereas Yomena (A. yomena) has few branches and shorter coronary hair, whereas Kongiku (A. Hortensis) and Nokugiku (A. ovatus ) Have many branches and their hair is long.
General name:Kongiku , scientific name, Aster ageratoides ssp. Avalus, plant height: 40 to 100 cm, symmetry flower, scutellaria Inflorescence, flower color: blue purple, flower size: 2 to 3 cm, flowering period: October to December.