One of our most loved plants when people visit our gardens, people always say "that is stunning, what is it?" Boltonia asteroides also known as a False Aster provides a bright white presence from late summer until the first frosts, a time when the predominant shades are very autumnal. It is, in fact, one of the last flowering plants in the lead up to winter. Hundreds of aster-like blossoms on a single plant are an inch across and feature yellow centres surrounded by narrow white ray petals. Narrow grey-green leaves and sturdy stems add to the plant's visual appeal.
False Aster prefers wet to medium soil conditions and will perform to their best in either full sun or partial shade. Plants tend to flower more profusely in moist sunny sites and we find that the height can vary greatly from 1metre - 1.5 metres depending on soil moisture. Standing water is even tolerated for short periods so it's a great choice for Rain Gardens. It is rhizomatous by nature so will spread, but not aggressively and it is easily split. Many beneficial insects are attracted to this stunning plant, including butterflies, bees, moths, and beetles.
Perennial | Hardy | Semi deciduous
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres
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