False chamomile Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner False chamomile (Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank') bol-TONE-ee-ah ass-ter-OY-deez 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. 'Snowbank' produces masses of white flowers in late summer. Care: Provide full sun to light shade and moist but well-drained soil. Cut back in late spring or early summer for more compact plants. 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 Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color White, Primrose Yellow Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Frost Tolerant Type Perennials Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'View the discussion thread.