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Double Japanese aster

Kalimeris pinnatifida

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This upright bushy perennial has softly hairy, mid-green lower leaves to 3 inches long and lance-shaped upper leaves to 1 inch long. White, double flowers, resembling chrysanthemums, bloom almost constantly from spring to fall. Kalimeris is closely related to Boltonia .

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSpreads after a couple of years but is not invasive.

CareProvide full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Divide to control spreading. May be severely cut back in midsummer.

PropagationSow seed in situ when ripe. Divide in spring or summer to maintain vigor.


  • Genus : Kalimeris
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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