False Aster, or Boltonia asteroides, is a tall-growing native wildflower. Hundreds of white blooms sit atop plants that can grow from 5-6’ tall, depending on the soil type. Plants will be shorter grown in drier soil and taller in a more moist soil. If plants start to need support in the early summer months, False Aster can be cut back by 1/3 and will still provide prolific blooms.
This easy-to-grow wildflower provides nourishment for pollinators in the late summer all the way into fall and will attract a variety of butterflies, bees, and wasps. We recommend planting this native beauty with Goldenrod, Aster or Joe-Pye Weed for a colorful late-season finale in your garden.
|Item Package Size|
|Seed Life Cycle|
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Late summer to fall
|Wildflower Mix or Specie|
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
East of the Rocky Mountains.
|Seeds Per Packet|
covers 20-30 square feet
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
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