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Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae' (Japanese aster)

Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'

Japanese aster

Perhaps this should win the prize for easiest plant to grow. It loves heat and humidity and breezes through a drought like a champ. Single, one inch, white daisy-like flowers on a compact mound of green all summer. Very unusual and attractive. Great in the landscape and in containers. Essential for the butterfly gardener!

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Height

2 Feet

Spread

2 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Japanese aster Interesting Notes

Here are some differences between Aster, Boltonia and Kalimeris:
Aster: margins not scarious, unequal, overlapping in 2, usually many series, pappus bristles uniform
Boltonia: margins scarious, equal, overlapping in 2, usually many series, pappus bristles non-uniform
Kalimeris: margins scarious, equal, overlapping in 2, usually many series, pappus bristles uniform
- Herbaceous Perennial Plants by Allan Armitage (p.615)

Kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easy to grow with hardly any maintenance! Prefers well-drained areas in full sun. Very similar to Boltonia and Aster; in fact, it can often be a little difficult to differentiate between them. Propagate by seed or cuttings. Cut back in late fall. Showiest in perennial beds in single or mass plantings.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun