Hardy perennial plant native to North America and a member of the Daisy family, Compositae. The name comemorates English botonist J. Bolton. Boltonias are vigorous growers and spread quickly, needing to be lifted and separated every couple of years in the fall or early spring. The plants have loose upright growing branches covered with lilac or lilac pink daisy like blooms and resemble Michaelmas daisies or native perennial asters. They thrive in well drained ordinary garden soils and aare prized for naturalizing.
Propagation is accomplished by lifting and separating plants in the fall or in early spring or by sowing seed. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless medium (1 part sand to 1 part sphagnum peat moss is fine) and covered lightly. The medium should be kept moist, but not soggy at about 70F. WHen seedlings reach a height of 2 inches, they should be transplanted to larger containers or directly outdoors, if the outdoor temperatures remain above 65F.
Latisquama Nana - Boltonia asteroides nana - Erect stalks are topped with lilac purple blooms in the spring. Good naturalizing variety. Full sun or partial shade. Height: 24 inches Hardy to -30F (-34.4C)
|#5549 Packet $3.50 Approximately 50 seeds||
|#5550 Packet $4.50 Approximately 50 seeds||
|#5551 Packet $4.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
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