False chamomile

Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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False chamomile (Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank')
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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. '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 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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