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Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank' (white doll's daisy, false aster)

Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'

white doll's daisy, false aster

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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Height

3-4 Feet

Spread

3 Feet

Spacing

24 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

white doll's daisy, 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. - Allan 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 Substitutions

willowleaf sunflower, swamp sunflower Helianthus salicifolius 'Low Down'
sneezeweed Helenium 'Mardi Gras'
New England aster Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'
sweet coneflower Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Summer
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Vegetative