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Boltonia asteroides

False aster

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-10
5-6'
2-4'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Boltonia, White Doll's Daisy, Thousand-Flowered Aster

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-October
Violet/ pinkish
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Preference
Moist, well-drained soils, acidic and organically rich
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Wet meadows and stream banks, sandy and gravelly places
Maine to Florida, Texas to North Dakota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Powdery mildew, especially in shade (not serious)
COMPANION PLANTS
White turtlehead,Spotted joe pye weed
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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