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Jim Crockett Boltonia

Boltonia asteroides 'Jim Crockett'

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Jim Crockett Boltonia (Boltonia asteroides 'Jim Crockett') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Boltonia asteroides 'Jim Crockett' in bloom

Boltonia asteroides 'Jim Crockett' in bloom

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Jim Crockett Boltonia (Boltonia asteroides 'Jim Crockett') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Boltonia asteroides 'Jim Crockett' flowers

Boltonia asteroides 'Jim Crockett' flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Wild Aster, False Aster

Description:

A perfect choice for a garden display of dazzling lilac-violet blooms; a smaller more compact variety that is virtually smothered in beautiful daisy-like flowers until the first frost; attracts hummingbirds and bees; very adaptable and hardy

Ornamental Features

Jim Crockett Boltonia is smothered in stunning clusters of lightly-scented lilac purple daisy flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves emerge light green in spring, turning grayish green in color. The foliage often turns yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Jim Crockett Boltonia is a dense herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jim Crockett Boltonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Jim Crockett Boltonia will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features