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BOLTONIA asteroides 'Pink Beauty'
False Aster, Pink Beauty False Aster, White Doll's Daisy
This boltonia, ‘Pink Beauty,’ is a selection of a hardy, upright perennial native to the central and eastern U.S. The plant grows as a cluster of upright stems, leafy at the base, less leafy at the top, where they branch many times to form clusters of small,upward-facing, daisy flowers with narrow pink petals and a small yellow center. Flowering begins in autumn and at full bloom the plant is a high cloud of light pink above a dense forest of narrow, stiff, green stems. In full sun the plant is reliably upright but in less than full sun the stems can grow lax and flop unless the plant is staked, or tied with loops of string. The long stems and flower clusters make this a good plant for cut flowers.
Grow ‘Pink Beauty’ in full sun and average, well-drained soil. It tolerates heat and drought, but grows and flowers best with steady, moderate moisture. The stems rise from a spreading underground crown and increase in number from year to year, as does the relatively small footprint of the plant. Plant it singly to show off its height, or give it low companions to round out its footprint. Place it at the back of a border or border where its flower clusters will float above its neighbor, or place it among smaller perennials for contrasts of habit and height. This plant self-seeds and can be weedy.
9 - 1
4 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Late Summer, Early Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Wet Site, Soil Compaction
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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