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BOLTONIA asteroides var. latisquama 'Snowbank'
Bearing a blizzard of late-season blooms on stout, relatively compact stems, 'Snowbank' is a selection of Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama, a large herbaceous perennial native to moist habitats in the eastern and central United States. This cultivar was introduced by the New England Wildflower Society in Framingham, Massachusetts.
The upright, blue-green stems of 'Snowbank' are furnished with narrowly lanceolate blue-green leaves. Plants spread slowly via rhizomes to form large clumps. Masses of small, white, yellow-eyed "daisies" are borne in flat-topped clusters from late summer into fall. The blooms attract many pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
Full sun is best for this tough and adaptable perennial. It succeeds in many soils, from poor and dry to rich and damp, but does with moderate moisture and good drainage. Plants flop in partial sun, requiring staking.
This United States native is ideal for large perennial borders and wildflower and butterfly gardens. Its blooms are good for cutting too.
9 - 1
4 - 9
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'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Summer, Early Fall
Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Soil Compaction
Blue Green, Gray Green
Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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