Scientific Name: Boltonia asteroides
Common Name: false aster, Snowbank aster
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Oblanceolate, Serrulate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Yellow, Violet, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, elliptic to lanceolate, blades of main stem 7-11cm long x 3-5cm wide, margins sparsely toothed; flower heads about 3cm wide with about 25 white to pale violet ray florets and yellow disc florets.