Genus: False chamomile

Boltonia

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
False chamomile (Boltonia)
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Asteraceae
Boltonias are vigorous perennials grown for their sprays of white, lilac, or purplish-pink rays, and yellow disc flowers, which appear above clean, gray-green foliage. Their vigorous nature makes them suitable for naturalizing. They are also great in the border (and for cutting), but will benefit from frequent dividing to keep in bounds, and may be cut back in late spring for more compact plants.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Produces a sea of aster-like flowers atop tall stems in late summer.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn; divide in early spring.

Problems: 

Anthracnose, rust, powdery mildew, leaf spot.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Boltonia

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False chamomile
Boltonia asteroides
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False chamomile
Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'