Spring Garden Tips

Boltonia

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Botanical Name

Boltonia asteroides

Hardiness

Zones 4 to 9

Height

5 to 6 feet

Width

3 to 4 feet

Flowers

Late summer thru fall: yellow centered daisy-like in white, lilac, purple, or pink

Light

Full sun

Soil

Well-drained

Planting and Care

Stake taller varieties or trim plants back by half to a third in early summer for sturdier growth.

Divide in spring or fall every 4 to 5 years to maintain vigor and control spread.

Problems

Powdery mildew, fungal leaf spot, rust, anthracnose

Varieties to Consider

Snowbank - 3-4' tall, doesn't usually require staking, white flowers

Pink Beauty - 3-4' tall, pink flowers

Jim Crockett - compact 18-24", lavender blooms

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