Boltonia asteroides v. latisquama 'Nana' (Asteraceae)
(bowl-TOE-nee-ah as-ter-OY-deez var. la-tis-KWA-ma)
False Chamomile, False Aster
Narrow blue-green leaves on upright stems are topped in late summer by masses of pale-rose to lilac flowers with yellow centers. ‘Nana’ is much shorter than the species at only 2-3', making it suitable for the front of the border or mixing with other mid-size perennials. Grows in wet meadows and prairies throughout the western Mississippi Valley, with disjunct populations in the eastern Carolinas and coastal New England. Prefers full sun and average-to-moist, well-drained soil.
Bloom period: mid-summer
Container size: Qt.