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Kalimeris

Basic Facts:

Common name: Korean Aster

Little grown plants related to Asters and Boltonia without any problems or pests to bother it - an unassuming plant that keeps on flowering from June to October.

Garden Use:

A long flowering foil to other brighter coloured flowers. Excellent contrasted with flat or cup shaped flowers.

Upright and self-supporting.

Wildlife Interest:

Very good for bees and hoverflies.

Cut Flower Use:

Not tried, but should be very good.

Cultivation:

Not at all fussy. Likes some sun and a reasonably fertile soil. Copes well with dry conditions.

Dead head occasionally.

Propagation:

Division in spring.

Pests and Diseases:

None to speak off. They don't seem to get mildew.

History:

A member of the Asteraceae family.

Kalimeris incisa Blue Star

1ft 6in - 2ft tall and flowering from June to September. A great foil for brighter colours. 

Price 4.50 (9cm pot)

Kalimeris yomena Shogun

1ft tall with lovely variegated leaves and small blue flowers in summer. For sun or very light shade.

Price 4.50 (9cm pot)

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