Japanese aster (Kalimeris incisa)
K. incisa ~ K. incisa is a hairy, clump-forming perennial with lance-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves and, from summer into autumn, branching stems bearing pale violet-blue to white, daisy-like flowers with yellow or yellow-green centres.
Prefers moist, loamy soil in full sun or partial shade but will tolerate a wide range of conditions.
Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West
Exposed or Sheltered
Cut back in late autumn. Divide in spring every three years to maintain vigour.
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