Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides
Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides
Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides
Puriri Lane | Boltonia asteroides

Boltonia asteroides

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

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. 

It looks striking with Solidago, other Asters and some of our grasses and the stunning Eupatorium all of which we sell at various times throughout the growing season.

Height 1-1.5metres 

Perennial | Hardy | Semi deciduous

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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