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Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' (false aster)

Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'

false aster or white doll's daisy

Zillions of lacy white daisies top long stems of fine-textured silver blue foliage in late summer and early fall. An undemanding native plant that is surprisingly tolerant of drought and flood.

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Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' - 50 per flat $35.50
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Height

3-4 Feet

Spread

3 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

false aster Interesting Notes

'Snowbank' is a cultivar of which I am most fond. It is about 3-4' tall and does not require staking when grown in full sun. In partial shade however, plants will not be as compact and require support. The simple leaves are blue green, and the top half of the plant is blanketed by clear white daisies with yellow centers. In my garden, flowering begins in early August and continues well into September. Although plants perform best in deep, moist, organic soils, plants have tolerated two severe Georgia droughts with only occasional watering. 'Snowbank' associates well with other late summer and fall bloomers such as Perovskia atriplicifolia, Sedum x 'Autumn Joy', Eupatorium purpureum and Lesdedeza thunbergii. Armitage

Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Although it will certainly tolerate periods of drought, Boltonia prefers average to moist soil and will withstand periodic wet feet. Full sun is essential for maintaining an upright stature. Cut back in early to mid summer to achieve a less lanky habit.

Good Companions

Sneezeweed Helenium 'Mardi Gras'
Bluestar Amsonia 'Blue Ice'
Verbena Verbena 'Homestead Purple'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Average
Average

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Summer
Attributes
Native to US
Dry Sun
Meadow
Propagation Type
Vegetative