KALIMERIS

FAMILY: Asteraceae

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9

Plant Details

An underused group of flowering perennials from eastern Asia. Easy to grow and colorful over a long season from summer into fall. Flowers resemble asters. Thrive in heat and humidity. Shear to encourage rebloom.

japanese aster

kalimeris incisa

  • Mound-forming perennial 1112 feet high and about as wide.
  • Light blue, daisylike flowers with yellow centers are 1 inches across.
  • Oblong, bright green leaves are 34 inches long.
  • Blue Star has brighter blue petals.
  • Edo Murasaki has darker purple petals.

kalimeris integrifolia 'Daisy Mae

  • Clear white, 1 inches blooms with greenish yellow centers.
  • Grows 2 feet high and wide.

false aster

kalimeris pinnatifida

  • Perennial similar to Boltonia asteroides.
  • White, 1 inches flowers resembling small chrysanthemums are borne by the hundreds all summer, forming a cloud over the foliage.
  • Blossoms may be tinged pink or blue, have creamy yellow centers.
  • The oval, pointed leaves are rich green.
  • A basal rosette is formed by 3 inches-long leaves that are heavily serrated.
  • Leaves on upper stems are only 1 inches long and usually have smooth edges.
  • Grows to 24ft.
  • tall, 2 feet wide; spreads slowly.

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