False chamomile

Boltonia asteroides

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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False chamomile (Boltonia asteroides)
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Genus:  Boltonia
Boltonias are vigorous perennials grown for their sprays of aster-like 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 profusion of white, lilac, or purplish-pink rays, and yellow, disc flowers, on strong stems in late summer.
Care:  Cut back in early summer to keep plants more compact and bushier.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn; divide in early spring.
Problems:  Anthracnose, rust, powdery mildew, leaf spot.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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