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Kalimeris yomena (Japanese aster)

Kalimeris yomena Kalimeris yomena 'Aurea' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Kalimeris yomena kal-ih-MER-iss yo-ME-nah Common Name: Japanese aster Synonyms: Kalimeris incisa 'Shogun' Genus: Kalimeris
Beautiful variegation brightens the green and grey mottled foliage. A wide creamy-golden margin blends to the edge of the cut-leaf foliage. Its spreading branches mingle softly with its garden neighbors. Blooming in early fall, 12-  to 15-inch stems produce light lavender aster-like flowers with a yellow center.
Care: Plant in part shade to ensure the brightest variegation without the "crisping" that may occur to the leaves when planted in full sun. Variegation will fade a bit as summer progresses. Pinching back in summer will encourage new variegated growth.
Propagation: In spring, cool-stratify seed for 2 weeks prior to surface sowing in a cold frame. Divide in spring.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium to Wet
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Fall
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Waterside
Style Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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