FALSE ASTER Boltonia asteroides
Boltonia asteroides, the white doll's daisy, false chamomile, or false aster, is a species of plant native to the United States and Canada. It is found primarily in the Mississippi Valley and Great Plains from Saskatchewan south to Texas and Florida, with isolated populations in the eastern United States. Reports of the species in New England, New York, and the Pacific Northwest appear to be introductions.
Boltonia asteroides is a robust, 16″ to 78″ tall, perennial. It spreads by stolons (horizontal stems running along the surface of the ground). It has many daisy-like flower heads with white or lavender ray florets and yellow disc florets.
The species is cultivated as an ornamental plant because of its many attractive white flowers.
Type: Hardy Perennial
Height: 3-5 feet tall
Location: Sun or part sun
Hardiness zones: 3-10
Seeds per pack: 30
Germination: Place seeds in the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and lightly cover with vermiculite. Keep at 16-20C (60-70F). Keep moist until germination. Seeds germinate in about 4 weeks.